ADA Alcoholism and Addiction: How Employers Can Stay Compliant

Duration: 60 Minutes
The ADA has made a huge difference in the elimination of discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace. But what about employees who abuse alcohol or drugs? How can an employer manage drug and alcohol abuse within the workforce? This webinar will explore the recent amendments to the ADA and how they impact management of employees with addictions. Participants will learn practical strategies to comply with the ADA while protecting the workplace from the negative impact of drug and alcohol abuse of its employees.
ADA Alcoholism and Addiction
Product ID: 507814
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Discuss the basics of the ADA and recent amendments relative to drug and alcohol addiction
  • Define key terminology including disability, addiction, alcoholism, reasonable accommodation and others, as interpreted within the ADA
  • Explain the impact of new amendments on an employer’s ability to manage employees with addictions
  • Describe situations that are protected by the ADA and those which are not
  • Explain reasonable accommodation, relative to alcoholism and addiction
  • Describe legal strategies to approach an employee who might have a problem
  • Identify key strategies for handling employees with addictions, within the parameters of the ADA
Why should you Attend
Many organizations struggle to remain compliant with the ADA, and recent amendments relative to alcoholism and addiction have made it even more complex. HR leaders will learn to protect the workplace from the negative impact of alcoholism and addiction in the workplace, while staying compliant. This webinar offers practical strategies and approaches to managing employees with alcoholism and addiction legally.

Areas Covered
  • Overview the ADA and recent amendments that apply to alcoholism and addiction
  • Define key ADA terminology related to alcoholism and addiction
  • How to manage employees with addictions within the confines of the ADA
  • Overview of key cases related to ADA, alcoholism and addiction, and how to apply learning from the cases
  • Determine when ADA impacts a situation
  • What reasonable accommodations might be used when addressing employees dealing with alcoholism and addictions
  • How to address performance and behavior legally, when there is a suspicion of alcoholism and or addiction
Who will Benefit
  • Human Resources Executives and Professionals
  • Division and Department Heads
  • Manager
  • Supervisors
  • Team Lead
  • Individual contributors who need to deliver results through others
  • Consultants
Topic Background
As Global HR Director for Thermo Fisher Scientific, I was charged with developing policies and programs to remain compliant with the ADA.
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Instructor Profile:
Meloney Dosunmu is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on human resources, leadership and management. She has over 25 years of experience in the profession, as Global HR Director for Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Meloney Dosunmu has published several articles and publications on topics related to business, leadership and communication. She has spoken on leadership and various related topics at international conferences, and delivered training in Europe, APAC, South America and North America.

She is the recipient of the prestigious Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA for extraordinary leadership. Ms. Dosunmu has an MBA degree and a bachelor's degree in counseling. She is an adjunct instructor of Human Resources Management for DeSales University in Center Valley PA. She has been involved in Human Resources and Training & Development for over 25 years.
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