April 22: Disabilities in the Workplace: Reasonable Accommodation


Most employers have heard the term “ADA compliant,” but do you really know what it means and how to properly implement it? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the broadly applied civil rights law prohibits discriminating against individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion and requires employers to engage provide reasonable accommodations for disabled people in all aspects of the workplace; but what is “reasonable”?

This webinar will take a look at the ADA: what it does and does not require of employers, how it regularly evolves with new case laws and how to best accommodate disabled employees but with an eye on the bottom line. You will learn how to adapt your business to the realities of the ADA to ensure the best possible outcomes for both your employees and your business.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is the “Interactive Process?”
  • What is an “Essential Job Function?”
  • What is a “Reasonable Accommodation?”
  • When do you have to act?
  • Do you have to give preferential treatment to disabled employees?
  • What do I do if we cannot agree on an accommodation?