"Regarded as Disabled" Employment Discrimination Claims Under the ADA
Interactive Process, Reasonable Accommodation, Management Training, and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide practitioners through the "regarded as disabled" standard under the ADA and how it applies to protect individuals who otherwise would not be protected as "disabled" under the law. The panel will also discuss best practices for training managers and other supervisory personnel to avoid discrimination claims under the ADA.
- Overview of the ADA provision for employees "regarded as disabled"
- Discussion of when a reasonable accommodation may be required
- Analysis of when managers should engage in an interactive process with the employee or applicant
- Best practices for employment counsel in training managers on how to avoid liability for discrimination claims under the ADA
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What protections does the ADA offer to employees that are "regarded as disabled" by their employers?
- When must reasonable accommodation be offered to employees who are "regarded as disabled"?
- At what point should managers/human resources engage in an "interactive process" with such employees under the ADA?
- Dealing with common traps of "regarded as" disabled individuals (e.g. alcohol abuse, overreaction to known illnesses, etc.)
- How can employers train managers to avoid potential discrimination claims due to "regarding employees as disabled"?
Frank C. Morris, Jr.
Epstein Becker & Green
Mr. Morris leads the firm’s Employment, Labor and Workforce Management Practice in the Washington, D.C., office,... | Read More
Mr. Morris leads the firm’s Employment, Labor and Workforce Management Practice in the Washington, D.C., office, and co-chairs the firm's ADA and Public Accommodations Group. A former NLRB attorney, he now represents private and public employers in EEO, disability, labor, and general litigation matters. Mr. Morris regularly writes and lectures on various employment and litigation topics and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he teaches Discrimination Law.Close