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The Americans with Disabilities Act for Nonprofits: It Covers More than Just Your Employees
January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$30
Managing requests for disability accommodations from employees, clients, workplace visitors, and the public can be confusing for nonprofit organizations. There are overlapping laws and regulations that have distinct (and sometimes conflicting) rules. There can be uncertainty about what information a nonprofit can legally request when trying to ascertain what would be reasonable accommodations. This webinar will help demystify the rules and focus broadly on the Americans with Disabilities Act’s general principles.
QUESTIONS ABOUND IN THIS COMPLEX FIELD AND THIS WEBINAR WILL ADDRESS, AMONG OTHER TOPICS:
- What is a “disability”?
- How do we determine whether someone has a disability?
- Must we accommodate an individual with a disability? Does it matter if the individual is an employee or not?
- What is a “reasonable accommodation”?
- “Interactive process”? What does that mean?
- What if the requested accommodation is not feasible, including because it is too expensive or burdensome for our small nonprofit?
- An employee wants 12 months off as a reasonable accommodation. Must I permit that?
- I have to allow an employee or a child we serve to bring an emotional support animal on our premises? Really?
- What if one of our employees is afraid of or allergic to the support animal?
- I thought the EEOC enforces the ADA, but now the U.S. Department of Justice is saying we violated the ADA. What’s that about?
Terri L. Freeman, Esq., BASF Corporation
Michael D. Ridenour, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.