Legal Impact of Psychiatric Issues in the Workplace


Janette Levey Frisch is Keynote Speaker at Compliance key Inc. 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........

Overview

The principles prohibiting discrimination in the workplace under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) 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 and discuss issues that arise including:

  • How the broadened definition of disability under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) affects individuals with psychiatric disabilities
  • Determining when a person with a psychiatric disability is "qualified" for a job
  • Common workplace issues involving persons with psychiatric disabilities
  • Applicable case examples
  • Identifying when safety issues or concerns arise and how the concept of "direct threat" may apply
  • Resources for both employers and employees, among many others.

Why should you attend this webinar?

Employers who attend this webinar will learn how to properly accommodate psychiatric issues in the workplace in turn will:
a)enable them to minimize allegations of disability discrimination (and, as a result, lawsuit, and administrative agency investigations/charges)
b) provide guidance and clarity as to what an employer is - and just as important--is not legally obligated to do under applicable laws.

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