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Reasonable Accommodation

A reasonable accommodation is an adjustment made in a system to make fair the same system for an individual based on a proven need. Such need can is usually due to a disability or for religious practices.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

Rest Period

A rest period refers to time allowed for an employee to step away from their work duties. In California, the rest period(s) is based on the total hours worked daily and must be at the minimum rate of a net ten consecutive minutes for each four hour work period.


Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in legally protected activity.