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Embrace Inclusion, Diversity During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which celebrates the contributions that Americans with disabilities have made to this country’s workforce and economic strength. With unemployment at historical lows for all Americans — and global competition creating a high demand for skilled workers — employers need to expand their search for talented employees. NDEAM […]

22 Oct 19 - Disabilities - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Two ‘Magical Questions’ to Help Prevent Service Animal Fraud

A growing trend in California has pet owners purchasing “service animal” vests for pets that clearly aren’t service animals, and then bring them into restaurants and other establishments. A 2015 UC Davis study found “a prevalence of misuse and misunderstanding of regulations and legislation on assistance dogs in California.” Because service animals are legally protected, […]

11 Jun 19 - Disabilities - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Extending a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Interactive Process

A California credit union will pay over $27,000 in lost wages and emotional distress to a former employee after she was terminated for requesting an extension for a modified work schedule due to her disability. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) settled with the credit union after finding cause to believe a […]

18 Jan 19 - Disabilities - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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 - Brad Sterling - 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 - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »