[Nfbc-info] Kenna California employer require.

Tim Elder tim at timeldermusic.com
Thu Jul 16 18:13:27 UTC 2015

Under the ADA, seeing and hearing are not essential functions.  They are
methods of gathering information to perform a task, which may or may not be
an essential function.  Regardless of the job posting, the employer must
consider reasonable accommodations for performing the underlying task.  It
is a poorly drafted job description.  If applied as an eligibility criteria
that screens out applicants without regard to reasonable accommodations,
then it is an illegal practice.  Ignore the criteria and apply if you
believe you are qualified and can safely do the job.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nfbc-info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lisa
Irving via Nfbc-info
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 1:18 PM
Cc: Lisa Irving
Subject: [Nfbc-info] Kenna California employer require.

Hello all,

I'm looking for someone who can address the following question. Can a
California employer require sight and hearing as he sensual function of the
job if the job requires office work teaching and traveling around the

A few weeks ago I received a job announcement. In that job announcement the
employer was requiring sight and hearing to perform the functions of the job
mentioned above. I did contact someone who I know if the agency and
recommended that they remove these items from the job posting. 

I received a response from this person that I know at the agency. She
reminded me that below this requirement they also included the fact that
they would provide reasonable accommodations. 

I contend that perform these particular tasks sight and hearing is not
required. It seems to me that it's a given that employer would provide
reasonable accommodations.

If there are any California statutes regulations or laws addressing this
particular topic with someone please send this information to me off-line?  

Lisa Irving
peacefulwoman89 at cox.net

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