Legal Issues Concerning Employees with Psychiatric Illness


Janette Levey Frisch is Keynote Speaker at ComplianceKey. She is founder of  The EmpLAWyerologist Firm, has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law. Janette and The EmpLAWyerologist Firm operate under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer's best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they........

Overview

The principles prohibiting discrimination in the workplace under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws originated with both physical and psychiatric disabilities in mind; however, employers tend to focus more on the physical disabilities. According to a 2013 study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 61.5 million Americans have experienced a mental health impairment in a given year. That number, if anything, continues to rise. This webinar will discuss the employment rights of persons with psychiatric disabilities and conversely the employer's responsibilities toward those employees under the ADA and other applicable laws, with emphasis on workplace accommodations.

Why should you attend this webinar?

How often have we thought of a mass shooting at a workplace or other work-related catastrophes thinking we knew or should have seen it coming? Of course, that's easier said than done. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, including those with mental impairments, that substantially limit their major life activities-unless the accommodation causes an undue hardship on the employer; or the employee poses a direct threat either to his safety or the safety of others. But what does all that really mean? When interacting with employees with psychiatric conditions, which fears and concerns are valid? How should employers address these concerns, especially in light of the increase in and devastating damage caused by incidents of workplace violence? How do you know when someone has a psychiatric illness or is just plain strange? And, when someone does have a psychiatric illness, what are your obligations? Now knowing the answers to these questions could guarantee you legal trouble. By becoming aware of your responsibilities, you can take your first steps toward preventing tragedy, ensuring a productive, engaged workforce and safe workplace, and that you are protected against legal liability.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Mental Illness in the Workplace: Trends and Statistics
  • Applicable Laws (ADA, Rehabilitation Act, Executive Orders, among others)
  • Potential Legal Issues: Discrimination, Disparate Treatment, Disparate Impact;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (Definition of Disability, Reasonable Accommodation, Undue Hardship, Direct Threat;
  • Workplace Safety/Violence Issues;
  • Leave and Attendance Issues;
  • Medication;
  • Substance Abuse;
  • Permissible inquiries, medical exams;
  • Co-worker questions and issues.

Who can Benefit:

  • Managers and H.R Practitioners at all levels
  • Leave and Benefits Administrators
  • Safety Officers
  • CEO's Senior Managers
  • Business Owners



Webinar Id: LSHCJLF01

Training Options:

Duration: 60 mins

 04/09/2019

 12:30 AM PT | 03:30 PM ET

 Single Attendee: [Only for one participant]

$179 (Live)                    $319 (Live + Recorded)

 Multiple Attendee: [For a group of 2-5 participants]

$368 (Live)                    $495 (Live + Recorded)

 Corporate Attendee: [For a group of 6-10 Participants]

$741 (Live)                    $1157 (Live + Recorded)

 Recorded: [Six month unlimited access]

$167 (Single Attendee) $599 (Unlimited Attendee)

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