Hiring and Supervising an Employee with a Disability

Offered by the Disability Access Services of the Department of Rehabilitation

Class Description:

This class is designed specifically for supervisors and managers to learn the basic provisions of the California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and understand their responsibilities during the reasonable accommodation process.


As a result of attending this class, using a series of interactive exercises, case scenarios, and videos, participants will:

  • Review the basic protections and differences between the California's FEHA and the federal ADA.

  • Learn the FEHA/ADA criteria used to classify job duties as "essential or marginal" and the impact of this designation on the accommodation request.

  • Discuss the scope of the medical inquiries permitted under the FEHA/ADA and the confidentiality safeguards supervisors/managers must follow.

  • Practice the interactive accommodation process and explore workplace solutions that may enable an employee with a disability to perform his/her essential job functions.

  • Identify state resources and best practices for recruiting/interviewing job applicants and state employees with disabilities to ensure compliance with the employment provisions of the FEHA and the ADA.

Intended Audience:

For hiring supervisors and managers

Scheduled Times:

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Other hours can be arranged.

Cost Per Person:

Cost determined by department request for number of classes and locations


At department's request

Available Dates:

  • At department's request


Bring This Class to Your Facility:

We offer the option of bringing this training to your location for up to 25 attendees. If this seems like a better option for your department, contact Vienalyn Tankiamco at 916-558-5760 or via email at Vienalyn.Tankiamco(at)dor.ca.gov for additional information.



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For additional information about DAS services or questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws, send your questions to Disability Access Services at DASinfo@dor.ca.gov.