Posts Tagged ‘Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)’

The employer is authorized to request reasonable medical documentation to confirm the existence of the disability and the need for a reasonable accommodation, when the need is not obvious.

Requiring a Doctor’s Note to Confirm a Disability

One of my employees who has been with the company for a few years (and who was about to get written up for failing to complete projects in a timely manner) came to me and said she needed more time to complete her work because she’s dyslexic. I asked her to provide me a doctor’s […]

10 Mar 20 - Disabilities - HRWatchdog - 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 - HRWatchdog - 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 - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill Improving Disability Access

Governor Edmund Brown Jr. has signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help businesses assess whether commercial rental property is compliant with disability access laws. AB 2093 (Steinorth; R-Rancho Cucamonga) ensures that owners and tenants are aware of any construction-related access violations and therefore have the opportunity to resolve any violation before a lawsuit is filed […]

22 Sep 16 - Accessibility - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Webinar Accessibility Compliance Loan Program

Financing Program: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant

A June 2 webinar will help businesses learn more about a new loan program to assist California small businesses with financing the costs to alter or retrofit existing small business facilities to comply with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In October 2015, Governor Brown signed AB 1230 (Gomez; D-Los Angeles), appropriating $10 […]

27 May 16 - Accessibility - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »