"When Leave Is a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA" - Complimentary Webinar

Date   Nov 15, 2016
Time   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This webinar was recorded on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

About the Program
Please join FordHarrison attorneys Johanna G. Zelman and Cindy M. Cieslak for a complimentary webinar to discuss recent court decisions and guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding using leave as a reasonable accommodation for an employee requesting an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Employers often wonder how they should determine the appropriate reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee, when they need to engage in the interactive process, when the reasonable accommodation offered should be a leave of absence and when accommodating an employee becomes an undue hardship.

The webinar will focus on topics to aid employers in understanding the law and possible solutions for employers faced with these difficult decisions so as to minimize potential liability under the ADA. Topics to be covered include:

  • The historical background of the ADA
  • The interactive process, including when the employer has an obligation to engage a disabled employee in it and how to do so
  • The process of determining an appropriate accommodation for an employee
  • Recent EEOC guidance on when leave is a reasonable accommodation
  • Recent guidance from the courts on when leave is a reasonable accommodation
  • The limitations of leave as an accommodation
  • When a leave or other accommodation becomes an undue hardship
  • The interplay between leave as an accommodation under the ADA and the Family and Medical Leave Act

Continuing Education

  • FordHarrison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This course is approved for 1 hour of PDCs.
  • This program is also pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification credit.

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