Use Caution When Terminating Disabled Employees, Even After Lengthy Accommodations

December 02, 2021 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Michelle Galbraith, J.D.; HR Adviser, CalChamber

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities, and a leave of absence is a common accommodation request. The FEHA does not, however, require that employers offer any specific amount of leave; instead, the duration is based on a standard of “reasonableness” for both the employee and the employer.

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