March 2018 LACBA MCLE Test and Answer Sheet


Test No. 276: Accommodating Attorneys

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Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

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2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer.

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Test Sheet

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1. Disability discrimination was the most reported employment-based discrimination claim made to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing in 2016.

2. Disability discrimination was the third most reported employment-based discrimination claim made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in California in 2017.

3. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) applies to employers only if they have 10 or more employees.

4. An “interactive process” consists of a dialogue between an employer and employee to assist the employer in selecting an appropriate reasonable accommodation.

5. An employer has no obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee if doing so would cause undue hardship.

6. An employer’s duty with respect to disabled individuals encompasses two distinct yet related obligations: to make “reasonable accommodation” and to engage in a “communicative dialogue.”

7. An undue hardship determination may be based on a cost-benefit analysis.

8. Employers should be cautious when denying an accommodation based on undue hardship because it is a high bar to meet.

9. An employer is required to engage in an interactive process only if an employee specifically requests an accommodation.

10. An employer may require an employee to provide medical documentation as part of the interactive process.

11. All medical information and records obtained during the interactive process must be maintained in a medical file separate from the attorney’s personnel file.

12. The FEHA regulations provide an exhaustive list of all possible types of reasonable accommodations an employer must consider.

13. An employer may not require an attorney to take a leave of absence as an accommodation if other reasonable accommodations are available.

14. Providing a reduced schedule may be a reasonable accommodation.

15. An employer is never required to allow an attorney to bring an animal that provides emotional support into the workplace as a form of reasonable accommodation.

16. Permitting a disabled attorney to work from home for a short duration may be a reasonable accommodation.

17. An employer does not have to reassign a disabled attorney to a different supervisor as a reasonable accommodation if the current supervisor causes the attorney to experience stress.

18. An employer is not required to provide an indefinite leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation.

19. An employer has no obligation to provide any further reasonable accommodation once the attorney is no longer disabled.

20. The EEOC has taken the position that a law firm has no obligation to lower its billable hours requirement as a form of reasonable accommodation for a disabled attorney.


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* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.