How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations Tackled in Upcoming Webinar

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations

In 2023, 22.5 percent of people with a disability were employed — a record high since the data was first collected in 2008. As more people with a disability are in the workforce, HR professionals have to navigate often challenging legal obligations, which includes providing reasonable accommodations. CalChamber’s upcoming Navigating Reasonable Accommodations webinar can help provide clarification.

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment in a job, employment practice or work environment that allows an individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. And California and federal law requires covered employers to reasonably accommodate known disabilities of applicants or employees, with or without reasonable accommodation, so they can perform the essential functions of either their job or the position for which they’re applying — unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so would impose an undue hardship.

Reasonable accommodations may be a legal requirement for many employers, but all employers who make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities experience both direct and indirect benefits from doing so, according to the 2023 Accommodation and Compliance: Low Cost, High Impact report, including retaining valuable employees, improving productivity and morale, reducing workers’ compensation and training costs, and increasing workforce diversity.

But when does a reasonable accommodation — and its counterpart, the interactive process — apply? And what steps should an employer take if they either receive a reasonable accommodation request from an employee or think an employee might need an accommodation?

The answers to these questions and much more will be answered in the upcoming Navigating Reasonable Accommodations live webinar, which will also include:

  • Coverage under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • Medical documentation for disability-related requests;
  • Examples of the many types of accommodation requests; and
  • Illustrative scenarios and key takeaways.

[90-Minute Live Webinar] Navigating Reasonable Accommodations

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT.

Price: $269 ($215.20 for CalChamber Preferred Members and above).

Register online or call (800) 331-8877.

This webinar is intended for employers who are covered by California and federal accommodation laws (five or more employees, and 15 or more employees, respectively), and is ideal for HR professionals, legal/employment law counsel, office managers, business owners, or anyone responsible for hiring and staffing.

This webinar offers information only and does not serve as or replace legal advice. Attendees can submit questions during the live training, and will receive downloadable webinar slides, supplemental material and a recording of the live event.

This course is approved for 1.5 California recertification credits toward aPHR, aPHRi, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), as well as 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and 1.5 MCLE credits.

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