I Need a Mental Health Day! Handling ADA Accommodation Requests for Stress, Anxiety, and Mental | Sessions

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I Need a Mental Health Day! Handling ADA Accommodation Requests for Stress, Anxiety, and Mental
In-Person Monday 06/12/2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Organization (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Learn to better manage the ever-changing landscape of ADA reasonable accommodation requests due to psychological disabilities/mental health conditions 


Employees have been under significant stress and anxiety since 2020, with mental health conditions more prevalent than ever and a heightened need for HR to properly handle more and unique accommodation requests under the ADA for things like mental health days, hybrid work, support animals, and more. This engaging and interactive session will analyze these and related issues, review legal and practical considerations involved, analyze specific accommodation scenarios, and provide fresh best practices for compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the unique reasonable accommodation issues employers are presently facing with respect to employee anxiety, mental health, and psychological conditions.
  • Understand both legal and practical considerations involved with these novel accommodation issues and scenarios.
  • Identify and apply going forward fresh best compliance practices for handling these particular scenarios and related challenges under the ADA pertaining to mental health.

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Mario R. Bordogna, Esquire Photo
Mario R. Bordogna, Esquire, Member,
Clark Hill PLC
Anne-Marie Welch, Esquire Photo
Anne-Marie Welch, Esquire, Member,
Clark Hill PLC