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ADA Workplace Accommodations – Managing the Maze (On Demand) Through the American Bar Association

by Sheryl Ellis and David Larson

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations. But what does this mean? HR professionals have been inundated with accommodation requests because of COVID-19. Defining reasonable accommodation has confused both employers and employees. This webinar will provide you with a step-by-step approach to answering this challenging question.

The 2008 ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) significantly expanded the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One of the changes is that it became easier to satisfy the definition of a person with a disability. Accordingly, it is not surprising that the number of disability discrimination cases being filed has been increasing.

Both employers and employees need to understand the different steps required to satisfy the duty to provide a reasonable accommodation. There are numerous pitfalls if the parties do not proceed carefully. Employees with disabilities must be informed regarding the status of their accommodation requests, alternative accommodation options, the reason why an accommodation request was denied, and must have an opportunity to address performance problems. This webinar will help you to advocate for employees requesting reasonable accommodations and to assist employers responding to those requests.

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