Chapter 3.9. Employee Literacy Assistance of California Labor Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 3.9.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Employee
Literacy Education Assistance Act.
(a) Every private employer regularly employing 25 or more
employees shall reasonably accommodate and assist any employee who
reveals a problem of illiteracy and requests employer assistance in
enrolling in an adult literacy education program, provided that this
reasonable accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the
(b) For purposes of this section, employer assistance includes,
but is not limited to, providing the employee with the locations of
local literacy education programs or arranging for a literacy
education provider to visit the jobsite.
The employer shall make reasonable efforts to safeguard the
privacy of the employee as to the fact that he or she has a problem
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require an
employer to provide time off with pay for an employee to enroll and
participate in an adult literacy education program.
An employee who reveals a problem of illiteracy and who
satisfactorily performs his or her work shall not be subject to
termination of employment because of the disclosure of illiteracy.