Balancing Required Accommodations with the Needs of the Workplace During a Pandemic
Register Now to attend World Employee Benefits Network's upcoming Baltimore Chapter webinar - Balancing Required Accommodations with the Needs of the Workplace During a Pandemic [r20.rs6.net] on February 4, 2021.
This presentation will address how to balance the requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII to accommodate employees with disabilities and/or religious objections in light of the unique challenges faced during the COVID pandemic. We will be focused on difficult questions arising out of accommodation requests, including:
- Does the ADA allow employers to encourage or mandate vaccination, and how can employers legally monitor employee compliance?
- When does an employer need to engage in the “interactive dialogue”?
- When is leave a reasonable accommodation?
- What if attendance is an essential function of the job, and when can an employer finally cut off leave?
- How should an employer assess whether an employee’s religious accommodation request is valid?
- When can the employer invoke an “undue hardship”?
- Best practices for documentation to avoid litigation
In discussing these questions, we will consider real-world examples and recent cases that shed light on these challenging issues.
Kerstin Miller, Partner – Smith & Downey
This program is free for Members and Non-Members.
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