Anti-discrimination Laws in a COVID-19 World: What Employers Need to Know About ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Recorded On: 09/17/2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace is unprecedented and ever-changing. In this webinar, employment law experts from the law firm of Miller Canfield will provide a background understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws that need to be reviewed and reconsidered with COVID-19 in mind, as employees return to work.  Some questions that will be explored in this webinar include:     

  • Does COVID-19 qualify as a disability under the ADA? Always, or just in some cases? 
  • What are an employer’s obligations if an employee is protected by the ADA when they have COVID-19? Are they entitled to a reasonable accommodation? 
  • Would that entitle them to a leave of absence or to be able to work remotely while they have COVID-19? 
  • Are employers required to provide older workers accommodations because they are more at risk?
  • Can you maintain a temperature log of all your employees? 

This informative COVID-19 webinar will provide the answers to these questions and many more to ensure that your HR department is prepared.

This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar. 

Richard Warren

Principal, Employment and Labor Deputy Group Leader, Miller Canfield

Richard Warren defends employers facing all types of wrongful discharge lawsuits, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims filed by employees. He also has a wealth of experience handling non-competition litigation and defending employers faced with complex and class action cases, including age discrimination, race discrimination and retiree health benefit claims. In order to help companies avoid employment lawsuits, Richard also spends a significant amount of time counseling management and human resource professionals in areas such as hiring, layoffs, discipline and termination.  He also advises clients regarding non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and disputes. 

Ashley Higginson

Associate, Miller Canfield

Ashley Higginson's practice focuses on employment and labor issues, with particular experience in education matters.  Ashley has extensive experience working with public school districts, charter and private schools, and schools for students with disabilities. Her work includes matters involving boards of education, the Open Public Records Act, FERPA, teacher tenure, special education and 504 accommodations, teacher tenure charges, harassment and discrimination claims, public bidding and union negotiation. 

One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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