Tomorrow, I’ll be part of a webinar produced by the American Bar Association on reasonable accommodations under the ADA. You can still sign up here.
The topic page for the webinar gives a fairly concise summary:
A reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Leave can be a reasonable accommodation if it does not constitute an undue hardship on the employer. Our panel of experts will discuss what obligations employers have to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, in light of recent case law and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s May 2016 guidance.
The other speakers on the panel are terrific. Lori Ecker is a Plaintiff’s attorney from Chicago; we’ve worked together in the past on ABA issues and she’ll bring a valuable perspective. Shannon Rennert is a senior staff attorney with the EEOC who has been on top of these issues for years, even issuing letters on the subject. Janine Martin moderates.
Among the particulars that we will discuss are such tricky topics such as “maximum leave” policies, and unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation. I hope you’ll join us.