On Demand Webinar

Disability Rules Under The ADA

Webinar Details $219

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  • Webinar Length: 90 Minutes
  • Guest Speaker:   Laura Bailey Brown
  • Topic:   Human Resources, Compliance and Regulatory
  • Credit:   HRCI 1.5, SHRM 1.5
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Lawsuits involving disability discrimination claims top the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) list of litigation year after year. The EEOC continues to press its enforcement priorities and has had an aggressive agenda for the last few years as part of its strategic planning.   The agency has pursued relief in conciliation agreements or litigation against employers for allegedly improperly relying on a medical condition to screen out applicants (in drug testing, medical exams, applicant disclosures or a combination thereof), and for alleged failures to accommodate.   In addition to the EEOC, employers continue to face unprecedented litigation under the ADA from the private bar.

Many of these cases are fact-specific, but there is commonality, including challenges to fixed or inflexible leave and attendance policies, failing to consider transfers to vacant alternative positions as part of the accommodation dialogue, requiring workers to be “100 percent healed,” and not considering an alternative means of drug testing when a disability interferes with typical drug testing procedures. More recent EEOC activity clearly indicates the commission is also interested in ensuring employers provide accommodations for pregnant workers.

In this webinar, you will learn:
•    Court decisions clarifying what is a “disability” under the ADA
•    What is the interactive process and how to use it correctly
•    How to determine reasonable accommodations
•    When you can deny an accommodation as being an “undue hardship”
•    The EEOC’s ADA agenda – what employer policies are they targeting and why?

Guest Speaker

  • Laura Bailey Brown

HRCI Credit

Human Resource Certification Institute
This program has been approved for credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

SHRM Credit

Society for Human Resource Management
Aurora Training Advantage is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.