ADA In Focus Webinar: Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace

March 29, 2017 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This is the reschedule for the webinar session that was to take place March 22nd.  If you registered for the March 22nd session, you DO NOT need to register again.

Presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

This session will address the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) new resource document on this subject, published December 2016, as well as its companion document on the role of mental health providers in their clients' requests for reasonable accommodation. The discussion will include: 
  • Common mental health conditions and their symptoms
  • Application of the "regarded as" prong of the definition of "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in claims of disparate treatment based on a mental health condition
  • Triggers for the interactive process and fitness for duty examinations
  • Reasonable accommodations for mental health conditions 
  • Common pitfalls when communicating with mental health providers
Our presenter, Senior Attorney Advisor, Aaron Konopasky from the EEOC’s ADA/GINA Policy Division will field your questions on this complicated topic. 
 
There is no charge for this session.
 
This session will be archived for later listening.
 
Continuing Education Recognition Available
  • Certificate of Participation
  • HR Certification Institute (HRCI) 1.5 Recertification Credit Hours HR (General)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 1.5 PDCs SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
  • Application for continuing education hours has been submitted to the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

REGISTER

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  • A telephone conference option will also available should you choose not to use the webinar platform.
  • Information on accessing the webinar platform and the telephone conference number will be provided prior to the session. 
 
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Real-Time Captioning: Will be provided via the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing System.
 
Certificates of participation are only available for those who participated in the live broadcast.

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