Key Take Away:
This webinar will explain why lawsuits involving disability discrimination claims topped the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) list of litigation in 2015, even though disability discrimination was the third-most-frequently alleged type of discrimination in charges filed with the agency.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers are continuing to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it comes to providing leave as an accommodation. As a result, the EEOC has indicated that leave issues will have top priority in the upcoming years. Are you prepared?
Why Should You Attend:
The EEOC continued to press its enforcement priorities in 2015 and will be even more aggressive in 2016. The agency has pursued relief in conciliation agreements or litigation against employers for allegedly improperly relying on a medical condition to screen out applicants (in drug testing, medical exams, applicant disclosures or a combination thereof), and for alleged failures to accommodate. Many of these cases are fact-specific, but there is commonality, including challenges to fixed or inflexible leave and attendance policies, failing to consider transfers to vacant alternative positions as part of the accommodation dialogue, requiring workers to be “100 percent healed,” and not considering an alternative means of drug testing when a disability interferes with typical drug testing procedures. More recent EEOC activity clearly indicates the commission is also interested in ensuring employers provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Areas Covered In This Webinar:
• What does the Equal Employment Opportunity’s recent resource document tell us about the agency’s agenda?
• Common employer policies being targeted by the EEOC and why
• The EEOC’s recent guidance regarding wellness programs and the ADA
• The EEOC’s agenda on telecommuting policies
• The EEOC’s viewpoint regarding physical agility tests
• The EEOC’s viewpoint regarding drug testing procedures
Who Will Benefit:
• Internal Auditor
• Financial Executives
• In-House Counsel
• Affirmative Action/EEO Officers
• Federal Contractors
• Employee Relations Executives
Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a shareholder with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for 30 years. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading business lawyers
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