Reasonable accommodation issues are tough. Employees often want a lot of things that are not justified by a doctor’s note, and appropriately documenting the interactive process can be an uphill battle.
If you are in the LA area and have burning questions about how to reasonably accommodate employees under the ADA and California’s FEHA, then please come hear me speak for the LACBA on October 27th. Topics for discussion will include:
- Disability Leave: How long is too long? How long do you have to keep the job open during the leave?
- Interactive Process Communications: If there is no documentation, can you prove they occurred?
- Undue Hardship: Is it ever too hard to accommodate? How expensive is too much?
- Assistive Technology: How does new technology change what’s reasonable? (i.e., is everyone entitled to a headset and a standing or walking desk?)
If you can’t make it, look for a blog post next week on tips discussed and lessons learned.