2009 was a watershed year for disability discrimination. The EEOC received a record number of disability-related charges – 21,451. Indeed, 23% of all charges filed with the EEOC contained an allegation of disability discrimination – and this number is poised to skyrocket in 2010.
What’s the reason for the spike in discrimination claims? The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act. The ADAAA reverses a decade of Supreme Court developments and expands the law’s coverage and its definition of “disability.”
In fact, ADAAA has so dramatically expanded the definition of “disability” that you may feel like EVERYONE on your staff is disabled. Certainly, your employee’s attorney will be making that claim.
To help you deal with disability discrimination claims – and to stop them BEFORE they happen – we’ve developed a webinar designed to keep you in compliance (and out of trouble). Introducing The ADA Amendments Act: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination Lawsuits.
This interactive event, presented by noted employment attorney Jonathan Hyman, will help you better understand this landmark legislation. This comprehensive 75-minute session on the new provisions of the ADAAA will teach you:
- How the law narrowly defined “disability” before the ADAAA.
- How the ADAAA’s expansive definition of disability covers virtually anyone in your organization with a disability.
- How the law even protects non-disabled employees.
- Why it is more important than ever to reasonably accommodate employees’ medical restrictions.
The ADAAA makes significant changes to how employers interact with employees and their medical issues. It is critical for employers to understand these requirements, to avoid defending a difficult discrimination lawsuit. Specifically, you’ll learn:
This comprehensive session focuses not only on the new requirements of the ADAAA, but how those requirements change how employers interact with disabled employees. You’ll learn how to administer and apply the ADA in the face of these new statutory and future regulatory enactments.
- The ADAAA’s changes to what it means for an employee to be “disabled.”
- Why it has become increasingly difficult for employers to have cases dismissed on the legal issue of whether an employee has a “disability.”
- What special provisions not only protect employees with actual disabilities, but also employees who are perceived to be disabled.
- How to properly engage in the interactive process and make reasonable accommodations for the disabled.
Don’t let changes to the law disable YOUR operations. Join us March 11th for The ADA Amendments Act: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination Lawsuits.
Editorial Director, HR Specialist
P.S. FREE Bonus! The first 50 people who register for this event will receive a copy of The Manager’s Guide to the ADA. This exclusive white paper provides a concise review of who is protected by the ADA … what is considered a “reasonable” accommodation … how to address disability issues during job interviews … ADA and safety … and much more. The Manager’s Guide to the ADA is not for sale at any price – but we’ll send it to you as a PDF download at no cost whatsoever – IF you’re one of our first 50 registrants.
P.P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If The ADA Amendments Act: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination Lawsuits fails to meet your needs, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no questions asked. Your course materials and white paper are yours to keep. It’s that simple.
Date: Thursday, March 11
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI
FREE Bonus! The first 50 people who register for this event will receive a copy of The Manager’s Guide to the ADA. This exclusive white paper provides a concise review of who is protected by the ADA … what is considered a “reasonable” accommodation … how to address disability issues during job interviews … ADA and safety … and much more. The Manager’s Guide to the ADA is not for sale at any price – but we’ll send it to you as a PDF download at no cost whatsoever – IF you’re one of our first 50 registrants.
About the Speaker:
Jonathan Hyman, Esq., of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz in Cleveland, concentrates his practice in the representation of companies in employment and labor disputes and counseling companies on various employment issues. He has written and lectured extensively on myriad employment law issues, including the FMLA, sexual harassment, discrimination, wage-and-hour issues, and background checks. Jon has been regularly interviewed and quoted by the local and national media on employment matters, including the National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Inside Counsel
, and Lawyers USA
. Jon was named a 2007 Ohio Rising Star Super Lawyer. He is also the author of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog
, where he publishes daily on employment and labor law issues.
Who should attend:
• HR professionals
• Business owners
• Supervisors and managers
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line.
(unlimited number of participants)
Event only: $197
CD only: $197
Event + CD: $297
Can't attend the event? We'll reserve a CD in your name.
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