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Trust the Process: A Deep Dive into Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Presented by Aaron R. Gelb and Daniel C. Deacon

​The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Generally, reasonable accommodations can include modifications or adjustments to a job application process, modifications or adjustments to the work environment or to the manner or circumstances under which the position is customarily performed, or modifications or adjustments that enable a disabled employee to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities. When an employee requests a reasonable accommodation, his or her employer must engage in a back-and-forth exchange of ideas and information in an effort to determine whether and how the employee can be accommodated. While this interactive process sounds simple, employers often fall short of what the law requires, resulting in costly and unnecessary investigations and/or litigation.

​Participants will learn about the following:

• The interactive process generally
• The different type of accommodations employers must consider
• The limitations on the accommodation obligation
• The benefits employers will realize from making a good faith effort to engage in the process even if they ultimately fail to identify a reasonable accommodation that works for both parties
• A detailed review of the mistakes most often made by employers when dealing with requests for accommodation
• A detailed review of the mistakes most often made by employers when dealing with requests for accommodation

​This program is valid for 1.00 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Nov 13, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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