The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job unless it would cause an undue hardship on the employer. Common reasonable accommodations include changing job duties for the position, allowing a leave of absence for
Can overtime be an essential function of a job?
If an employee is injured and is unable to work overtime (i.e., over 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week), can an employer terminate the employee? Potentially. Employers may terminate employees who are unable to work overtime if this is an essential duty of the position. This Friday’s Five reviews when…