On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern Aaron R. Gelb and Daniel C. Deacon of Conn Maciel Carey will present a complimentary webinar regarding “Trust the Process: A Deep Dive into Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Generally, reasonable accommodations can include modifications or adjustments to a job application process, modifications or adjustments to the work environment or to the manner or circumstances under which the position is customarily performed, or modifications or adjustments that enable a disabled employee to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities. When an employee requests a reasonable accommodation, his or her employer must engage in a back-and-forth exchange of ideas and information in an effort to determine whether and how the employee can be accommodated. While this interactive process sounds simple, employers often fall short of what the law requires, resulting in costly and unnecessary investigations and/or litigation.
Participants will learn about the following:
- The interactive process generally
- The different type of accommodations employers must consider
- The limitations on the accommodation obligation
- The benefits employers will realize from making a good faith effort to engage in the process even if they ultimately fail to identify a reasonable accommodation that works for both parties
- A detailed review of the mistakes most often made by employers when dealing with requests for accommodation
This program is valid for 1.00 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Click here to register for the November 13th webinar. This webinar will be the 11th webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2019 Labor & Employment Webinar Series. Click here to view our full schedule, detailed program descriptions, and individual registration pages for the remaining webinars in the 2019 Labor & Employment Webinar Series. To register for all of the remaining programs in the 2019 series, click here to send an email request, and we will get you automatically registered.
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