AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND ACCOMMODATIONS
LAWS AND REGULATIONS
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is a civil rights law designed to remove barriers which prevent qualified individuals with disabilities from enjoying the same employment opportunities that are available to persons with disabilities. The law is regulated and enforced by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
California statute expands qualified disabilities as those which include mental or physical conditions which “limit” a major life activity, rather than “substantially limits.” The Department of Fair Employment and Housing regulates the California statute regarding disabilities.
Procedure for requesting a reasonable disabilities accommodation
- Contact your immediate supervisor or the ADA/Disabilities Accommodations Office.
- Complete and submit the Request for Disability/Reasonable Accommodation .
- Complete and submit the Medical Inquiry Form .
- Engage in Interactive Meeting with Supervisor regarding Accommodation request.
- Supervisor and ADA/Disabilities Accommodation Manager review request.
- Decision made on Disabilities Accommodation.
Reasonable accommodation and return-to-work options after a disability
- Return to usual and customary job with no restrictions. Need Doctor’s release.
- Return to work with restrictions to “light duty”. Requires Interactive Meeting with Supervisor.
- Remain off-work, Temporary Total Disability. Doctor’s evaluation.
- Permanent Disability. Requires Interactive Meeting with Supervisor and ADA Disabilities Accommodation Manager to determine if an accommodation can be made
To discuss your options, contact:
Griselda G. Marquez in HRDI –Total Wellness
(657) 278-5187 | firstname.lastname@example.org