ADA Alcoholism and Addiction: How Employers Can Stay Compliant
Duration: 60 Minutes
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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.
09/13/2017 11:30 AM09/13/2017 05:30 PMTraining Topic: ADA Alcoholism and Addiction: How Employers Can Stay CompliantInstructor: Meloney Sallie Dosunmu
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.
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
Individual contributors who need to deliver results through others
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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