Organizations are seeing a growing number of employment discrimination claims from employees with medical conditions related to permanent disabilities, temporary impairments and pregnancies. In fact, the number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act has increased by more than 25% in the past five years. In 2013, 25% of overall cases filed with the EEOC were disability claims, with another 1/3 involving pregnancy and gender claims.
Managers are often the first to hear about such conditions and the many requests for accommodation that come with them. This presentation will review the various laws dealing with disabilities and leaves of absence that managers need to be aware of, the steps that need to be taken when requests for accommodations are made and the types of scenarios that often end up in litigation. The webinar will be presented by Barbara Hoey, Chair of Kelley Drye & Warren’s Labor & Employment practice, and Mark Konkel, a Labor & Employment partner at the firm.
This webinar will be recorded and distributed to all registered participants.
This webinar is part of the United States Fashion Industry Association's Fall Management Refresher: How to Better Manage Your Employees, Your Data, and Grow!