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The Reasonable Accommodation Process and Medical Actions


Presented by CalHR Legal Division House Counsel: This two-day class will provide participants with the employer’s perspective on the reasonable accommodation process and how and when to take medical actions. The class explores the employer’s obligations under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to reasonably accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, and how to engage in the interactive process. The class covers the requirements for reasonable accommodation related to disability, pregnancy, and religion. This class also explores the conditions and requirements for medical actions (including medical demotions, transfers, and terminations) as well as the process for employer applications for disability retirement on an employee’s behalf under Government Code section 19253.5.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the complex (and sometimes conflicting) requirements employers must address when employees may have medical conditions that impact their ability to perform their jobs.
  • Know the legal changes and the current trends in the reasonable accommodation arena.
  • Obtain tools to navigate through unique situations through complex hypothetical examples.

Intended Audience

This class is open to State employees in the Executive Branch. Supervisors, Managers, Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators, EEO Officers, and Human Resources Staff.


$350 per participant

Updated 7/23/2019
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