ADA: Accommodating Employees with Disabilities
This session will provide a comprehensive review of Title 1: Employment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ADA contains many qualifying terms which have been shaped through more than 25 years of legal challenges to the administrative rules either through the courts or the EEOC. We will discuss the most recent caselaw and judicial interpretations of Title 1 and apply the information to the unique employment environment that is early care and education. Discussion will include the process to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities once hired, the need for personnel policies and job descriptions that reflect the requirements of ADA. Participants will be lead through the appropriate accommodation request documentation and getting certification from the employeeâ€™s treating physician. Specific attention will be focused on mental health related diagnoses, medication and employee threats to harm themselves or others.