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Poll v. Hewlett-Packard

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California Court Finds Duty to Accommodate Does Not Extend to Off-Site Employees Who Fail to Engage in Interactive Process

Ogletree Deakins • February 18, 2016
In this era of rapidly evolving technology, information technology (IT) providers frequently staff their employees at locations where their products are being used. IT providers supply their skilled talent to businesses in various industries, such as healthcare or biotechnology, in order to provide technological support for the use of their products. In such cases, a question can arise regarding the extent of an employer’s duty to accommodate an employee’s disability when the employer is not on-site where the work is being performed. A California Court of Appeal recently confronted this issue in an unpublished case, Poll v. Hewlett-Packard.