Understanding compliance obligations regarding employees with disabilities
Durham, NC (PRWEB) April 04, 2016
AudioSolutionz is one of the country’s popular information and training destinations for human resource professionals, which regularly hosts live and on-demand HR webinar on hot topics and updates that are important for human resource and payroll professionals. In April, the company has lined up some informative and insightful training session on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) among others.
AudioSolutionz will host a live webinar titled “The ADA & the PDA: Key Changes in the American with Disabilities Act and Handling Pregnancy and Disability Issues” on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, by expert speaker Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, who has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and is working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the U.S. and abroad.
The U.S. Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) in 1978 making it clear that any discrimination that is based on childbirth, pregnancy or any related medical condition is a form of sex discrimination which is forbidden under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Also, the PDA is extended to pregnancy Title VII’s goal of obtaining employment equality and in having no barriers that were there in the past to favor a particular group of employees over the others. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was enacted by the congress. It is a wide-ranging civil rights law which was formed for protection against discrimination based on disability.
The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) that was signed into law in 2008, broadens the definition of what all disabilities are covered under it and also widens the interpretation of the ADA’s coverage. The ADA’s description is based on a string of case law of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1999. The two decisions that the ADAAA specifically targeted were – the decision in 2002 in Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Ky, Inc. v. Williams, which made the standards for individuals to be considered “substantially limited” by their disability more stringent, and the 1999 decision concerning Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc., which set a limit on the ADA’s protection for job applicants and employees whose disabilities can be “mitigated” by taking steps like treatment, assistive devices, medication etc.
Natalie, in the live webinar by AudioSolutionz, will go through the recent ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the significant changes that have been made in accessing what is actually qualified as a disability. She will explain the compliance obligations and give practical guidance on what is required for complying with the ADA and how to manage issues concerning employees who become pregnant and require accommodation. Attendees will learn how to determine whether a worker or employee has a qualified disability - and how to document it properly.
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About the Speaker
Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR is an HR consultant, professional speaker, author, and educator. She has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and in working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the U.S. and abroad. She is the founder and CEO of Results Performance Consulting, Inc., an HR consulting practice that specializes in providing HR expertise and guidance to employers doing business in the U.S.
She is also the author of numerous HRCI accredited HR training programs that are marketed throughout the U.S., as well as the author of the book: How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for HR Professionals, which has received excellent reviews. Her new book: How to Keep HR from Being the Employee Complaint Department is due to be released in early 2015. Natalie is a frequent lecturer at university symposiums, is a guest speaker at SHRM conferences, and is a nationally known speaker who travels throughout the U.S. and abroad, speaking on a variety of topics to advance the HR profession.