Posts Tagged ‘interactive process’

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 »

Most Common Medical Leaves Questions Podcast

The employment law experts at the California Chamber of Commerce field more than 1,600 calls on workplaces issues a month. And that’s on top of the inquiries sent their way at human resources seminars and other events. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber […]

6 Nov 19 - Time Off - 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 - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Update: Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on Chips Receives Settlement

A long-term employee of a South San Francisco Walgreens recently received a $180,000 settlement to resolve a disability discrimination claim brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). HRWatchdog previously reported on this lawsuit. According to the lawsuit’s allegations, the employee, Josephina Hernandez, was fired when she grabbed a $1.39 bag of potato chips from […]

8 Jul 14 - Disabilities, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »