Posts Tagged ‘reasonable accommodation’

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 »

California’s ‘Nutty’ Assistive Animal Labor Laws

In honor of National Nut Day today, let’s talk about squirrels. Flying squirrels . . . as in squirrels in airplanes. Actually . . . a squirrel that did not get to fly in an airplane, despite its owner’s best efforts. What does this nutty story have to do with employment law you ask? Keep […]

22 Oct 18 - Accessibility, Workplace Safety - Ellen Savage, J.D. - 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 - 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 »