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Reasonable or Unreasonable Accommodation? How to Recognize and Manage Accommodation Requests Without Stepping On Legal Land Mines (HRMO53Z)

Presented by: Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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90 minutes
  •  Tue, October 20, 2015
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1.5 Credits
1.5 PDC - AudioSolutionz is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credit (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

Current Issues:

  • 2005 – 2015: 70% increase in disability discrimination charges filed with the EEOC
  • Retaliation and disability claims were the two highest instances of discrimination claims
  • Case law involving employer's failure to grant reasonable accommodations:
  • EEOC v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.
  • EEOC v. Mercy Hospice
  • EEOC v. Kaufman Container
  • EEOC v. Verizon
  • Taylor v. Phoenixville School District
  • Bultemeyer v. Fort Wayne Community Schools

Learn the Balancing Act of Providing Reasonable Accommodation While Handling "Sticky Issues" such as Unreasonable Requests, Absenteeism and Declining Employee Performance.

The management of your ADA responsibilities was made harder due to some changes bought by the ADA Amendments Act in certain compliance requirements. Specifically, the law created a way for employees to game the system by broadening the list of Major Life Activities (read "major bodily functions"). There have been reports of some dishonest employees asking their doctors to specifically write what the employees want as an accommodation.

This must-attend training session by our expert speaker, Natalie Ivey, will help to ensure that you are current on the law on how to handle employee accommodation requests, and how to "push back" on requests that are unreasonable.

Session Highlights:

This training session will help you understand:

  • The new ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), including significant changes in what constitutes a disability.
  • The "regarded as" prong of the ADAAA - and how to minimize your risk of being sued by an employee who isn't "really disabled" but was regarded as such.
  • How to ascertain whether an employee has a qualified disability - and how to document it appropriately.
  • How to handle specific challenges while handling issues regarding mental disorders such as Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and others.
  • The balancing act of providing reasonable accommodations while also handling the "sticky issues" such as unreasonable requests, absenteeism and declining employee performance.

Who should attend?

  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • Business Owners
About Our Speaker(s)

Natalie Ivey | Professional Development Training SpeakerNatalie Ivey MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR consultant, professional speaker, author, and educator within the HR profession. She has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and in working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the United St... More info

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