Accommodating Employees with Disabilities: New Developments Every HR Professional Needs to Know
Duration: 90 Minutes
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H.W. Bush in July 1990. The Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities similar to those provided to individuals based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Titles I through V of the ADA
- Definitions of "reasonable accommodation" and "major life activities"
- Examples of reasonable accommodations that an employer may have to provide
- Limitations on the obligation to make reasonable accommodations
- Maintaining existing production and performance standards for an employee with a disability
- Which medical conditions are protected under the ADA
- Interaction between Federal and State law
- Recordkeeping requirements under the ADA
- Posting requirements
Disability accommodation is an important and visible aspect of ethical business practices. Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act will ensure your organization is operating in an ethical manner.
Who will Benefit
- HR professionals
- In house counsels
- Supervisors & Managers
- C - level execs
- Financial officers
- CEOs, CFOs, CHRO
- Presidents and Vice Presidents