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The ADA & the PDA: Key Changes in the American with Disabilities Act and Handling Pregnancy and Disability Issues (HRM462H)

Presented by: Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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Key Changes in the ADA and Handling Sticky Issues Involving Pregnancy and Disability

In the past few years, we've seen the number of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges for disability discrimination increase sharply. And, we've seen a sharp increase in litigation regarding disability cases. Why?

The ADA Amendments Act, made official in 2011, has essentially "opened the flood gates" for disability claims, as the definition of "disability" is far different from what it used to be. And, in many instances, employers must grant reasonable accommodations to pregnant women.

Today, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is particularly complicated for supervisors and managers who must interact with employees every day, to set performance and behavioral expectations. And, HR professionals must act as the internal consultants to advise managers on issues related to poor performing employees, which often are intertwined disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation issues.

To learn about your ADA compliance obligations, in easy-to-understand (non-lawyer lingo) you won't want to miss this audio program. Seasoned HR Consultant and Educator, Natalie Ivey, will walk you through your compliance obligations and provide practical guidance on what you need to do to comply with the ADA and how to handle the challenging issues involving workers who become pregnant and may need accommodations. 

Training Objective

  • Understanding the new ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and significant changes in what is actually qualified as a disability.
  • Understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and recent court cases that have highlighted the pregnancy/disability issue.
  • Understanding your compliance obligations regarding employees with disabilities.
  • Learning how to determine if an employee has a qualified disability - and how to document appropriately.
  • Dealing with the balancing act of providing reasonable accommodations while also managing the business.
  • Handling "sticky issues" such as declining employee performance, absenteeism, and unreasonable requests.
  • Handling a potential disability fraud issue in which an employee claims to be disabled; yet, the "grapevine" indicates the employee is just fine outside of work.
  • Current issues and their solution
  • A word of caution for employees
  • Purpose, effect, best practices of ADAAA
  • Disability and impairment

Who should attend?

  • HR Professionals
  • Senior HR Professionals
  • HR Managers & Directors
  • HR Personnel
  • Employee Relations Professionals
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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