1. Courts Clarify Employers’ Obligations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Courts Clarify Employers’ Obligations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

$99.00
Please join attorney Janet Hendrick, a partner at Phillips Murrah, as she discusses recent important ADA decisions in plain English.
Event ID: 2179272
Duration: 75 Minutes
Presenter(s): Janet Hendrick, director, Phillips Murrah, Dallas, TX
Credits: 1.5 HRCI, 1.5 SHRM

Courts Clarify Employers’ Obligations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

For decades, the ADA has remained at the top of the list of human resources’ headaches. The statute includes both a non-discrimination provision and an obligation for employers to engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation exists to allow a disabled employee to perform his or her essential job functions. Common issues are whether an employee is “disabled,” what triggers the interactive process, and what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation.” In recent years, courts across the country have issued decisions that provide increased clarity about employers’ obligations under this statute.

Please join attorney Janet Hendrick, a partner at Phillips Murrah, as she discusses recent important ADA decisions in plain English.

Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Common medical conditions that may constitute “disabilities” under the ADA, but employers often overlook, such as mental health conditions, obesity, and hearing impairments
  • Whether a job function is truly “essential” (and why it matters)
  • How employers can maximize their chance of winning a failure to accommodate claim under the ADA
  • How to stop the clock on lengthy, extended leaves of absence
  • AND MUCH MORE!

 

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