David Oppenheimer Sheds Light on Workplace Disability Rights

The Daily Journal, May 21, 2010 by Catherine Ho
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“It’s a requirement of California law that you make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, including bipolar disorder,” said Oppenheimer, who has taught courses in employment discrimination. “Where it’s a threat of violence, it’s difficult. The sensible thing to do is engage in an interactive process and see if there’s some way to accommodate them. On the other hand, it’s also true that the employer has an obligation to protect all employees. The disability doesn’t excuse someone from committing criminal acts.”