The ADA Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process

Stuart Silverman

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This webinar explores the issue of what should the process be between employer and employee when trying to accommodate individuals with disabilities while complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

All companies, employees, and applicants for employment that want to learn about who is covered under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended (ADAAA) by should attend this webinar to obtain a clear understanding about their rights, obligations and responsibilities under the law. Employers need to understand their legal obligations to their employees who request reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act. Additionally, employers will learn how to avoid litigation and other complaints arising from the denial of accommodation requests such as telecommuting arrangements, predictable work shifts, reassignment or transfer, and leaves of absence.

Course Objective

  • How are the EEOC and courts addressing disputes concerning telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
  • How should an employer respond to an employee's request for a reasonable accommodation such as a transfer or telecommuting arrangement?
  • What information should an employer gather in determining how to respond to a request for as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?
  • What are some effective strategies for employers defending employee suits challenging denials of requests for reasonable accommodations?
  • Under what conditions might a delay in implementing an accommodation constitute a constructive discharge?

Course Outline

  • What is an employer’s obligation to provide a “reasonable accommodation”
  • Why should the employee initiate the request for accommodation?
  • When requesting a reasonable accommodation what should the process between employer and employee look like?
  • What is meant by “effective and reasonable accommodation”? 
  • What are some of the possible penalties for noncompliance? 
  • Most recent case law and EEOC regulatory developments regarding telecommuting, reassignment, predictable shifts and leaves of absence as reasonable accommodations
  • What specific Employers are covered under this Act and their responsibilities
  • What Employees are covered under this Act and their responsibilities
  • What Leave is Provided to Covered Employees 
  • Returning to Work, rights, and responsibilities of the employee and Employer

Target Audience

  • HR Professionals
  • In-House Counsel
  • Managers
  • Business Owners
  • CEO’s
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Speaker: Stuart Silverman,

Stuart Silverman has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. The emphasis of his practice is in the area of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, ADA and FMLA claims, public employee's claims, as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a frequent speaker on his areas of practice.

Mr. Silverman is also a member of The Workplace Violence Prevention Institute (WPVI), a group formed to investigate solutions and strategies from a proactive and systemic perspective to minimize the risk of workplace violence and school violence, specifically violence caused by employees or former employees or former students. He earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Silverman is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.