Navigating the ADA, FMLA and Worker’s Compensation Maze: Coverage Complexities, “Hot Button” Accommodation Issues and Accessibility Claims (Including Recent Heightened Focus on Website Accessibility), and Solutions for Minimizing Exposure to Disability Discrimination/FMLA Claims

January 27, 2017 8:00am

Jeffrey Weisz
Assistant Vice President
Chubb North American Financial Lines Claims

Susan Volkert
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP

Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds
Pullman & Comley LLC

Kristen D. Perkins
Rogers Towers, P.A.

  • Navigating the complexities involved with the intersection of the ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation rules
  • Ongoing hurdles relating to ADA amendments
  • The EEOC’s continued efforts in ADA litigation
  • The latest on reasonable accommodations and satisfying the requirement to engage in the “interactive” and “deliberative” process in determining accommodations
  • The latest on what is deemed “reasonable” given the ADA’s lack of hard and fast rules
  • The rise in mental disability/accommodation claims and the unique hurdles in identifying and accommodating mental disabilities
  • The recent rise in ADA website accessibility claims (accommodations of disabilities relating to use of company websites); what to expect from DOJ’s pending website accessibility rules
  • Training employees regarding FMLA leave and accommodation