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COVID-19, ADA, and Telecommuting: What HR Needs to Know

On-Demand
$219.00
Training Includes:
  • 1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • This training is available as an on-demand recording.
Melissa Fleischer, an expert employment attorney, will provide an in-depth understanding of telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. You will learn best practices for preventing retaliation claims when employees telecommute as a reasonable accommodation due to COVID-19.

Key Learnings

  • How does the ADA prohibit retaliation?
  • What reasonable accommodations relate to COVID-19?
  • Do you need to provide ergonomic furniture or keyboards to remote employees?
  • What policies and procedures should you implement for telecommuters?
  • How can you prevent employees from alleging retaliation?
  • What is required to demonstrate retaliation under the ADA?
  • How have cases shown the importance of being cautious?

Training Overview

Is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation? Learn how COVID-19 relates to the ADA.

Many employees may request reasonable accommodations of remote work arrangements during COVID-19. If your organization grants employees the right to telecommute, it is critical to understand that the ADA prohibits retaliation against an individual receiving a reasonable accommodation.

Managers may be angry that particular employees insist on working remotely due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, they must avoid taking actions and making comments that a court could consider retaliation.

  • How does the ADA prohibit retaliation?
  • What reasonable accommodations relate to COVID-19?
  • Do you need to provide ergonomic furniture or keyboards to remote employees?
  • What policies and procedures should you implement for telecommuters?
  • How can you prevent employees from alleging retaliation?
  • What is required to demonstrate retaliation under the ADA?
  • How have cases shown the importance of being cautious?

Who Should Attend?

  • Human Resources
  • Training
  • In-house counsel
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
 

Expert Presenter

Melissa Fleischer

  • Management-side employment attorney
  • Over twenty years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation
  • President and Founder, HR Learning Center LLC, an organization that offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues
  • JD Degree from the George Washington University School of Law

Credits

  • This program has been approved for 1.0 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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