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Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Medical Foundation

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Inability to Work Under A Particular Supervisor Is Not a Disability in California

Ogletree Deakins • August 24, 2015
In response to standard negative performance feedback from a supervisor, an employee takes a leave of absence due to stress and submits a medical note stating that the employee must be transferred to another department as an accommodation. Under California law, must a company grant such an accommodation? According to a recent California Court of Appeal decision, Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Medical Foundation, the answer is no.