This training will provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and important steps that employers should take to avoid legal consequences. Additionally, this training will demonstrate how to navigate ADA compliance with other applicable employment laws.
Why you should Attend
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities so long as it does not create an undue hardship on the employer. However, the COVID-19 pandemic had made it even more difficult for employers to navigate the Americans with Disabilities Act and The Interactive process. Missteps can be costly and have severe legal consequences.
Areas Covered in the Session
- The definition of a Disability under the ADA
- The 3 categories of reasonable accommodation
- The most important steps to take during the interactive process
- The most effective ways to properly address performance or conduct issues with an employee perceived as having a disability
- How to properly document the interactive process to prevent potential litigation
- How to avoid costly mistakes during the interactive process
- How to recognize a request for Accommodation
- Ways to ensure job descriptions are ADA compliant
Who Will Benefit
- HR Professionals
- HR Executives
- HR Business Partners
- HR Directors
- HR Generalists
Racquel L. Harris is a Business Strategist and Human Resources Consultant at R. L. Harris & Associates, LLC. Racquel has 25 years of Executive level experience in Human Resources and earned two certifications in Human Resources (PHR, and SHRM-CP) and a certification in Risk Management (CRMC). She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Indiana University. Racquel has a full and comprehensive
understanding of how important training is to an organization. She has a high aptitude for strategic planning and execution which she implemented while she was President of the Michiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. Under her leadership, the organization achieved the prestigious chapter of the Year Award from the Indiana State Council of The Society for Human Resources Management. Racquel is an expert in Labor Relations, Federal and State employment laws, and strategically aligning human resources with organizational goals. She has a demonstrated ability to use data and statistics to solve problems. Racquel is recognized in the community as a servant leader which has earned her numerous awards including the Martin Luther King Drum Major award presented by former Mayor Jeff Rea, The “40 under 40” recognition by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, The Seven Seals Award by the ESGR, and the Michiana Chapter Society for Human Resources Management 2010 Leader of the Year.