According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers across the state of California and the entire country are legally obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Therefore, employers who fail to comply with the terms of the ADA and/or commit workplace discrimination against employees with disabilities can face serious legal ramifications.
Kaiser Permanente recently agreed to reevaluate company guidelines regarding employee accommodations and discrimination protocols with the assistance of an equal employment opportunity coordinator. Beyond that, Kaiser employees and managers in the San Diego region will be trained on ADA policies and accommodations. Efforts to improve employment conditions within the company came in response to a lawsuit filed against Kaiser by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.