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Employment and the ADA webinar series

3/30/22, 4/27/22, 5/25/22

Employment and the ADA webinar series: 1.) Disability Disclosure: From Application to Employment: 2.) The Interactive Process: The Foundation for Receiving an Effective Accommodation; 3.) Employment: Long Haulers and COVID

1.) Disclosing a disability may be a consideration when applying for a job or after you are hired. Making the decision to disclose can be overwhelming. So when do you disclose? How do you disclose? Under the ADA you can request an accommodation for any employment-related activity. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) an employee must disclose their disability if they need an adjustment or change at work. This session will explain how and when to disclose a disability as well as employer requests for documentation. 2.) In the interactive process, the applicant or employee and employer each share information about the nature of the disability and the limitations that may affect the ability to perform the essential job duties. This discussion is the foundation of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The interactive process is required and simply means the employee with a disability and the employer work together to determine an accommodation that is effective for the employee. This session will look at best practices when engaging in discussion to identify and implement accommodations. 3.) According to the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers across the United States are receiving accommodation requests from employees who currently have COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 and have long-term effects. This session will explore possible residual effects of having COVID, whether COVID long haulers meet the ADA definition of disability and accommodations that may enable COVID long haulers to return to work.

Session 1.) March 30, 2022 = 1.5 hours:
Session 2.) April 27, 2022 = 1.5 hours
Session 3.) May 25, 2022 = 1.5 hours

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Kari Tietjen

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