What can the employer do if an employee asks for an accommodation?
Generally, an employee must provide documentation to support an accommodation request in response to a request for reasonable documentation. The employer can request medical documentation of the nature, severity, duration, and extent of the intellectual disability. If the employee does not provide documentation, the employer does not have to provide an accommodation; however, the employer must give employee a reasonable time to produce documentation. This video reviews employer’s right to documentation and when second and third medical opinions are warranted.
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