When a disability or the need for an accommodation isn’t known or obvious, you can ask an employee for reasonable documentation about that individual’s disability and its functional limitations that require reasonable accommodation.1

California’s disability regulations provide detailed guidance on documentation requirements under California law. Reasonable medical documentation states that an employee has a physical or mental condition that limits a major life activity, and describes why the employee or applicant needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to:

  • Participate in the application process or be considered for the job;
  • Perform job duties; or
  • Enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to non-disabled employees.

1. 2 CCR sec. 11069(d)