Return-to-Work Philosophy

The County of Los Angeles recognizes that its most valuable assets are its employees, and is committed to assisting them navigate the disability leave and return-to-work process. We take a proactive approach to disability management and work to ensure full compliance Countywide with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Both laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with a physical or mental disability to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs or another appropriate job. At the heart of our RTW program is the Interactive Process. These meetings allow the County, employees and departments to explore options and arrive at the best outcomes for the employees.