When most people think of “disability,” they think of someone who uses a wheelchair-or has a readily apparent disability. Yet, people with disabilities such as depression, bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or post-traumatic stress disorder represent a major segment of the disability population in America. Non-obvious disabilities have a unique dynamic and set of issues. People with non-obvious disabilities can make a choice about disclosing or discussing their disability. Also, the legitimacy of their disability status may be called into question. Many non-obvious disabilities invoke social stigma or a “blame the victim” mentality. Finally, the process of finding accommodations and modifications for people with non-obvious disabilities may not be as straightforward. What does accessibility look like for someone with a non-obvious disability? As a result of this workshop, participants will develop an awareness of non-obvious disabilities from a range of perspectives: legal issues, best practices and human choices.
This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to benefits overpayments using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.
*UPDATE: Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the originally scheduled webinar entitled "Proactive Compliance Strategies for Federal Contractors" has been canceled. In its place EARN will be rebroadcasting a webinar on the interplay between the ADA & FMLA.*
Presenters: Judy Young, Assistant Director of Training and Development, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University; and Susan Brecher, Director of Legal Programs and Human Capital Development, ILR School, Cornell University.
Description: The interplay between FMLA and ADA presents increasingly complex issues for employers as they try to navigate leave and accommodation requests. This is especially true with the expansion of the definition of disabilities under the ADA Amendment Act and the expensive settlements related to inflexible leave policies. This webinar will highlight the important responsibilities of HR, managers, and employees in engaging in the complexities of intermittent leave; requests for medical information in view of GINA obligations; and the interactive accommodation process. The webinar will include case studies and best practices for managing these multifaceted challenges.
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