Top 10 Employer Mistakes in Accommodating Disabled Employees

California Employment Law Letter

Matthew A. Goodin, a Senior Attorney in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s San Francisco office, authored an article in California Employment Law Letter, titled “Top 10 Employer Mistakes in Accommodating Disabled Employees.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Even experienced HR professionals have a difficult time with requests for reasonable accommodation from disabled employees. This process is even trickier if the employee needs a leave of absence as an accommodation because of the intersection of different laws that govern leaves of absence. Below are some of the most common mistakes employers make when accommodating employees with disabilities. Recognizing and avoiding these mistakes will go a long way toward preventing unwanted litigation.