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The Law at Work: When Accommodating One Employee’s Disability Triggers Another Employee’s Disability

California prohibits employers with at least five employees from discriminating against an otherwise qualified applicant or employee because of a known physical or mental disability or medical condition. The law requires an employer to “engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with the employee or applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, in response to” a request for accommodation. However, what if accommodating one employee's disability triggers another employee's disability? In his The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton explains that an employer should work creatively with employees and their doctors to identify the best accomodation that will enable the employees to do their jobs without straining the employer’s budget or disrupting the workplace.

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September 12th, 2017  |  Categories: Employment Law
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