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Legal and Practical guidelines for Dealing with Psychiatric Disabilities at Work: Navigating the A.D.A., Worker's Compensation and FMLA
This 90 minute webinar on how to deal with psychiatric disabilities at work addresses w.r.t. both the legal and psychological issues that often arise. The session covers confidentiality, fitness for duty evaluations, when and why to drug test, the relationship between conduct problems and mental illness, and how to directly address mental health problems with managers and employees.
Why Should You Attend:
The recent amendments to the A.D.A. have a significant impact on the rights of mentally employees as well as the responsibilities of employers. To make matters more confusing, the A.D.A., the F.M.L.A., and worker’s comp can intersect, or supersede, each other when it comes to dealing with psychiatric disabilities.
This webinar will help HR professionals understand how to navigate the difficult and often murky challenge of dealing with \"invisible disabilities.\" To make matters more confusing, the recent amendments to the A.D.A. have a significant impact on the rights of mentally ill employees as well as the responsibilities of employers.
At the end of this webinar the speaker will handle your specific questions related to the topic.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- When do conduct problems become mental illness?
- What do you say to a depressed employee?
- What protection do alcoholics and substance abusers have under the A.D.A.?
- How do you handle threats and other disruptive behavior?
- How do you avoid the 5 biggest mistakes managers make in managing mentally ill employees?
- What do you do when an employee talks of suicide?
- How do you handle an employee who comes back from rehab?
Who will Benefit:
- Senior HR Professionals
- HR Analysts
- HR Managers & Directors
- HR Personnel
- Managers & Supervisors
- Employee Relations Professionals
- Employee Assistance Professionals
- Directors, Vice Presidents & Managers of Recruiting/Retention
- Directors, Vice Presidents & Managers of Human Resources
- Employment Managers/Specialists
Dr. Joni E. Johnston, is the founder and CEO of Work Relationships, a corporate training and consulting company specializing in workplace mental health problems as well as employee conduct issues including workplace harassment, workplace violence, and effective discipline/termination. Dr. Johnston has been performing human resource seminars for professional groups and industry associations since she founded her HR/employee relations consulting and training firm in 1991, and has personally trained over 50,000 managers and supervisors. She has worked extensively in the biotech and life sciences industry.
A forensic psychologist, Dr. Johnston has written monthly columns for LexisNexis, HR.Com and HRGateway. She is an adjunct professor in Tiffin University's criminal justice program and has authored three books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Psychology. She has also served as an expert witness in numerous employment-related lawsuits.
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