Claims for disability discrimination and failure to accommodate based on mental health conditions are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has increased its enforcement actions in this arena. Employers are often in the dark about how to respond to signs of possible mental health conditions and requests for accommodations. Front line managers may not have the tools or experience needed to address a mental health concern facing an employee, not to mention how that condition may impact the broader workplace. As such, it is imperative that managers and HR professionals know how to respond to these situations to mitigate the risk of legal liability.
Please join Janet Hendrick, a partner with Fisher Phillips who specializes in advising employers about the Americans with Disabilities Act, as she discusses these issues, including recent case examples, and offers best practice tips to prepare employers of all sizes to respond to the needs of employees with mental health conditions.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
This webinar will cover:
- Laws that impact mental health in the workplace, including recent litigation and issues to consider
- Types of accommodations that can be made for those experiencing a mental health issue
- Tips to support employees experiencing a mental health concern
- Strategies to help an employee with a mental health concern succeed in the workplace
- Preparing yourself, coworkers, and the organization to address and accommodate an employee’s mental health concern
- Resources for managers to obtain more help when dealing with a specific issue
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Mental Health Concerns in the Workplace: What Managers and HR Need to Know” is Janet Hendrick, attorney at law. Ms. Hendrick is a partner in the Dallas office of Fisher and Phillips LLP. Janet’s practice focuses on employment litigation for national and regional employers of all sizes in administrative, state, and federal court actions. She regularly represents clients in all areas of litigation under state and federal fair employment practice statutes, with particular emphasis on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Janet also advises clients on all aspects of employment and employee relations law, including how to recognize and respond to requests for accommodation under the ADA. Janet earned her J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
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