Does your company need a second opinion?
An employer can, but is not required to, request medical information to substantial the need for a reasonable accommodation for an employee. If the employee provides insufficient information from their treating health care professional, an employer may require that the employee be evaluated by a doctor selected by the employer. The EEOC suggests that before requiring an employee to be seen by a doctor of the company’s choosing that the company identify why the original information is insufficient and allow the employee an opportunity to correct the original information. This video reviews the EEOC guidelines for obtaining a second opinion under the ADA.
Julie A. Pace
Gammage & Burnham, PLC
- Partner at Gammage & Burnham, PLC
- Practice handles employment law, handbooks, drug and alcohol policies, I-9 and E-Verify compliance and audits, OSHA, independent contractor and alleged misclassification issues with DES and other government agencies, and defends claims of sexual harassment, employment discrimination, retaliation, whistle-blower, and wrongful discharge, and against charges by the EEOC or ACRD
- Handles matters involving EEOC, OSHA, ICE, OFCCP, DOL, NLRB, ADA, FMLA, Davis-Bacon, wage and hour laws, and affirmative action plans
- Has worked extensively with COVID-19 preparedness and response, FFCRA leaves, PPP, and other issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Regularly provides training to companies and assists with investigations
- Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
- Best Lawyers in Construction
- Frequent speaker and writer on a variety of employment topics
- Co-editor of three books on employment law, published by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Recipient of Arizona Business magazine’s 2008 Centers of Influence Award, which recognizes the 10 leading attorneys, accountants and bankers in Arizona
- J.D. degree, cum laude, Arizona State University; B.S. degree in business administration, magna cum laude, Arizona State University
- Can be contacted at 602-256-4488 or [email protected]
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