1. COVID-19, ADA, and Telecommuting: What HR Needs to Know

COVID-19, ADA, and Telecommuting: What HR Needs to Know

Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will provide an in-depth understanding of telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. You will learn best practices for preventing retaliation claims when employees telecommute as a reasonable accommodation due to COVID-19.
Event ID: 2616819
Recording: Unable to attend? A recording will be available after the presentation.
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 1:30 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer

Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation? Learn how COVID-19 relates to the ADA.

Many employees may request reasonable accommodations of remote work arrangements during COVID-19. If your organization grants employees the right to telecommute, it is critical to understand that the ADA prohibits retaliation against an individual receiving a reasonable accommodation.

Managers may be angry that particular employees insist on working remotely due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, they must avoid taking actions and making comments that a court could consider retaliation.

  • How does the ADA prohibit retaliation?
  • What reasonable accommodations relate to COVID-19?
  • Do you need to provide ergonomic furniture or keyboards to remote employees?
  • What policies and procedures should you implement for telecommuters?
  • How can you prevent employees from alleging retaliation?
  • What is required to demonstrate retaliation under the ADA?
  • How have cases shown the importance of being cautious?
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