Tag: reasonable accommodation

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Posted in Accessibility

International Week of the Deaf and Day of Sign Languages Creates Awareness of Employer Reasonable Accommodation Obligations

September 23 is both the start of International Week of the Deaf, which increases support and awareness of the challenges individuals who are deaf face…

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Posted in Disabilities

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…

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Posted in Accessibility Workplace Safety

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 . . ….

Employers should be open to employee’s reasonable accommodation suggestions.
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Posted in Disabilities

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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Posted in Disabilities

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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Posted in Disabilities

“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…