DBB(LOCAL) - EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS: MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Examinations During Employment
The College President, director of human resources, or designee appointed by the College President may require an employee to undergo a medical examination if information received from the employee, the employee's supervisor, or other sources indicates the employee has a physical or mental impairment that:
- Interferes with the employee's ability to perform essential job functions; or
- Poses a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others. A communicable or other infectious disease may constitute a direct threat.
The College District may designate the physician to perform the examination. If the College District designates the physician, the College District shall pay the cost of the examination. The College District may place the employee on paid administrative leave while awaiting and evaluating the results of the examination.
Based on the results of the examination, the College President or designee shall determine whether the employee has an impairment. If so, the College President or designee shall determine whether the impairment interferes with the employee's ability to perform essential job functions or poses a direct threat. If not, the employee shall be returned to his or her job position.
If the impairment does interfere with the employee's ability to perform essential job functions or poses a direct threat, the College President or designee shall determine whether the employee has a disability and, if so, whether the disability requires reasonable accommodation, including the use of available leave. The granting of additional unpaid leave may be a reasonable accommodation in some circumstances. If the employee does not have a disability, the College President or designee shall evaluate the employee's eligibility for leave. [See DEC(LOCAL)]
[See DAA for information on disabilities and reasonable accommodation]
Employees with communicable diseases shall follow recommendations of public health officials regarding contact with students and other employees. Food service workers shall comply with health requirements established by city, county, and state health authorities. [See DBA]