Posts Tagged ‘reasonable accommodation’

A Quick Meeting Is Not a Good-Faith Interactive Process

A California school district will pay more than $200,000 to a teacher who alleged that the district failed to provide reasonable accommodation for her disability. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) settled with the district after finding cause to believe that a violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) occurred. […]

25 Apr 18 - Disabilities - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Rigid Disability Leave Policy Results in $2 Million Settlement

Inflexible disability leave policies that fail to assess the individual needs of the employee can lead to liability, as a recent $2 million settlement demonstrates. This settlement resolves a nationwide disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit charged that a large international package delivery company had a rigid leave […]

21 Aug 17 - Disabilities - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

“100% Healed” Policies Violate Duty to Accommodate

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently obtained a settlement that highlights a mistake that employers often make: requiring employees to be 100-percent healed before they can return to work after an injury. In fact, blanket policies that say an employee must be 100-percent healed before he/she can return to work after […]

22 Feb 17 - Disabilities - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Provides Guidance on Mental Health Conditions and Work

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced the publication of a resource document, “Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights”, that explains workplace rights for applicants and employees who suffer with mental health conditions. Many mental health conditions, such as major depression, post-traumatic stress and other conditions, […]

27 Dec 16 - Disabilities - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

ADA, employees with disabilities

New Guidance on Employer Provided Leave and the ADA

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a new resource document relating to the rights of employees with disabilities who are seeking leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the EEOC, disability charges filed with the agency reached a new high in fiscal year 2015 and […]

20 May 16 - Disabilities, Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »