The Duty to Accommodate: Managing Employee Expectations Post-COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a wave of new and unique accommodation requests for employers to navigate. After years of working remotely, employees expect home-based work arrangements as accommodation for childcare needs. Requests for medical accommodation for mental health and other conditions are also on the rise as individuals continue to deal with pandemic-related stressors in their daily lives.
To assist employers in dealing with these complex and emerging accommodation issues, this seminar will:
- Provide practical strategies for responding to accommodation requests and managing employee expectations;
- Discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the “undue hardship” analysis;
- Discuss when remote work may be an appropriate accommodation for an employee; and
- Review real life case studies on the law of accommodation.