Pandemic Fatigue and Other Long Term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Workplace
Recording of a 60-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This program will cover the anticipated increase in mental health related disabilities stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also cover what has been newly coined “Pandemic Fatigue” as well as the new reality for employers that accommodations that previously would have been unreasonable, may have new-found support resulting from necessary modifications made during the pandemic.
- Overview of pandemic related mental health issues—a pandemic within the pandemic
- New and Old Mental Health Issues, including pandemic fatigue
- Review of cases involving accommodations for Covid related disabilities
- Review of EEOC’s Guidance on Accommodating Employees with Mental Health Issues
- Review of 1997 Guidance
- Review of cases addressing accommodations required for individuals dealing with anxiety, depression and other stress related disabilities
- Review of EEOC Guidance on Medical Questions that can be asked of individuals with disabilities
- Overview of Accommodations Commonly Requested for Mental Health Issues
- Flexible Hours
- Leaves of Absence—How long is too long?
- Requests for changes in work environment/supervisory personnel
- Review of EEOC Guidance on each of these issues and relevant case law.
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What are the anticipated mental health disabilities from the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What is "Pandemic Fatigue"?
- What accommodations are employers responsible for?
Following the speaker's presentation, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Pamela J. (Pam) Moore
McCarter & English
Ms. Moore has helped employers across numerous industries effectively and efficiently handle matters ranging from... | Read More
Ms. Moore has helped employers across numerous industries effectively and efficiently handle matters ranging from employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims to wage and hour class actions. She can and does handle any issue that touches the workplace. Ms. Moore works closely with clients to implement measures to prevent claims and disputes through ongoing counseling and training and the development of comprehensive employment policies and clear and concise employment agreements, including executive compensation agreements and restrictive covenants. When employment-related allegations arise, she helps clients quickly identify the critical focus of investigations to achieve a quick solution. A frequent speaker and writer on employment law topics, Pam is author of the ALM treatise Connecticut Employment Law.Close