ADA Accommodations for At-Risk Employees: Updated EEOC Guidance, Reasonableness Standard, Return to Work Policies
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with advice on the current EEOC guidance related to reasonable accommodations required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), particularly how to address requests from high-risk employees. The panel will address the COVID-19 pandemic and caregiver discrimination under federal employment discrimination laws for which technical assistance was issued in March 2022. The program will also address July 2022 updates from the EEOC on potential discrimination claims and the effects of instituting a mandatory testing policy for highly transmittable diseases and when and if requiring vaccination for continued employment is legally viable.
- Determine reasonable accommodation
- EEOC guidance
- Direct threat assessment
- Other state and federal laws
- Testing and vaccination requirements
- Best practices and policies
The panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- Is COVID-19 an ADA-covered disability?
- What is the current EEOC guidance on ADA reasonable accommodations and requests?
- How has COVID-19 impacted ADA accommodation requests?
- Can an employer require an employee to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
- What other state and federal laws may impact a request for reasonable accommodation?
Jeanine Conley Daves
Office Managing Shareholder
Ms. Conley Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and... | Read More
Ms. Conley Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant experience litigating race, age, gender, religion and disability discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour class and collective actions and whistleblower and retaliation claims. Ms. Conley Daves advises and counsels clients in all industries, particularly the manufacturing, retail, financial services and media and entertainment industries and has represented clients before numerous government agencies. She navigates clients through all areas of employment law, from hiring to termination.Close
Melanie D. Lipomanis
Porzio Bromberg & Newman
Ms. Lipomanis is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and concentrates her practice on counseling and... | Read More
Ms. Lipomanis is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and concentrates her practice on counseling and defending management-side employers in all areas of employment litigation, wage and hour claims, EEOC and unfair labor practice charges, OSHA investigations, and audits and investigations by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s/Homeland Security. She partners closely with human resources and labor relations professionals to provide counsel on all aspects of the employment relationship; conducts internal investigations involving discrimination, harassment and ethics violations; and provides workforce training on anti-discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and ethics compliance.Close
Jonathan R. Mook
Mr. Mook is a nationally recognized authority on the ADA and is the author of two treatises, “Americans with... | Read More
Mr. Mook is a nationally recognized authority on the ADA and is the author of two treatises, “Americans with Disabilities Act: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations” and “Americans with Disabilities Act: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities.” Mr. Mook lectures nationally on the ADA and other employment law topics.Close