"I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GET UP!" Handling Employee Disabilities Without Disabling Your Workplace

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7:30 am - 9:00 am (continental breakfast will be served

No Charge; RSVP is Required

Courtyard Marriott
600 Esplanade Dr.
Oxnard, CA

Presenter: Karen L. Gabler

Registration Information

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How Far Must Employers Go To Accommodate Employee Disabilities?

In today's stressful environment, California employers find themselves faced with more employee illnesses, injuries and workplace stress claims. While most employers want to be sensitive to any employee in crisis, increasingly burdensome employment laws can hamper an employer's ability to maintain a productive workplace with absentee employees.

In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler will discuss the employer's obligations in handling employee disabilities. Topics will include the following:

  • Navigating the maze of state and federal disability laws
  • Recognizing covered disabilities
  • Documentation of medical issues
  • Conducting the interactive discussion and the "interactive log"
  • Reasonable accommodation of disabled employees
  • What does "undue hardship" really mean?
  • Personal illness/injury vs. workplace illness/injury
  • Correspondence vs. forms
  • Counseling and discipline of disabled employees
  • Handling attendance issues in light of mandatory sick leave
  • Can you discipline an employee for excessive use of sick leave?
  • Can you ever terminate a disabled employee?
  • Can you replace a disabled employee?

Please Note: this program will not cover leaves of absence. We will focus on the interactive discussion, reasonable accommodation and documentation required in an employee disability situation. Stay tuned for information about upcoming programs on mandatory leaves of absence!

Due to the popularity of this program and space limitations, attendance is limited to no more than three people per company.

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