The labor code is specific in those requirements, as well as AB2222
As you are aware, employers cannot discriminate against qualified job applicants or employees who are, have been, or become disabled. Both the federal ADA and the California FEHA prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on disability. In the past, California employers have been able to rely on ADA case law, as well as the accompanying U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") regulations, to interpret FEHA disability discrimination claims. Because the new law provides California employees with protections independent of, and in addition to, those of the federal ADA, employers will not always be able to apply federal precedent to the FEHA.