• 10 minutes

Interactive Process - Employer Right to Documentation


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.

Runtime: 10 minutes



Kathleen M. Williams

Kathleen M. Williams

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Member of the firm in the health care & life sciences and employment, labor & workforce management practices, Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Represents clients with regard to employment matters, including advice and counsel, compliance, investigations, and litigation
  • Advising clients on and litigating employment, discrimination, harassment, disabilities, noncompete, wage and hour, and general litigation matters in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative agencies
  • Represents clients in investigating and defending whistle-blower and whistle-blower retaliation claims
  • Provides advice and counsel on a range of employment issues, including negotiating employment agreements and severance agreements, employment issues related to acquisitions and mergers, reductions in force, and defending claims arising from those actions
  • Provides advice and counsel on affirmative action plans, and defending such plans in investigations by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and state and local agencies
  • Provides advice and counsel with regard to the development of policies
  • Investigates complaints and potential complaints
  • Provides advice and counsel to boards
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; American Health Lawyers Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Society for Human Resource Management
  • J.D. degree, The George Washington University Law School; B.A. degree, University of Pennsylvania

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