Category: Disabilities

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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….

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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…

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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…

Employers should be open to employee’s reasonable accommodation suggestions.
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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….

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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….

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“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…