Mastering Disability Accommodation Issues
Duration: 60 Minutes
In November 2015, the EEOC announced its intention to strengthen enforcement of the ADA. Coupled with a greatly expanded scope of disability resulting from the ADA Amendments Act, employers face an increase in employee requests for disability-based accommodations. Because some employers have denied requests for accommodations such as telecommuting arrangements, predictable work shifts and reassignment-there has been an increase in litigation and EEOC enforcement action, and courts are increasingly ruling in favor of employees.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- How are the EEOC and courts addressing disputes concerning telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
- How should an employer respond to an employee's request for a reasonable accommodation such as a transfer or telecommuting arrangement?
- What information should an employer gather in determining how to respond to a request for as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
- What are some effective strategies for employers defending employee suits challenging denials of requests for reasonable accommodations?
- Under what conditions might a delay in implementing an accommodation constitute a constructive discharge?
This webinar will help employers to master disability accommodation issues that may come up in their companies. Employers need to understand their legal obligations to their employees who request reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act. Further, they must learn how to avoid litigation and other complaints arising from the denial of accommodation requests such as telecommuting arrangements, predictable work shifts, reassignment or transfer, and leaves of absence.
Who will Benefit
- What is an employer's obligation to provide a "reasonable accommodation"
- Why should the employee initiate the request for accommodation?
- When requesting a reasonable accommodation what should the process between employer and employee look like?
- What is meant by "effective and reasonable accommodation"?
- What are some of the possible penalties for noncompliance?
- Most recent case law and EEOC regulatory developments regarding telecommuting, reassignment, predictable shifts and leaves of absence as reasonable accommodations
- Evaluating requests for reasonable accommodations
- Company owners
- Presidents and CEO's
- Human Resource Directors