4-hr Virtual Seminar - Legal and Practical guidelines for Dealing with Psychiatric Disabilities at Work: Navigating the A.D.A., Worker’s Comp and the FMLA

Instructor: Dr. Joni E Johnston
Product ID: 701998
  • Duration: 4 hrs

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This 4-hr training will address both the legal and psychological issues that often arise while dealing with Psychiatric Disabilities at Work. You will learn to deal with sensitive and challenging scenarios and 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 intermediate to advanced, 4 hour workshop will enable HR professionals to navigate the difficult and often murky challenge of dealing with "invisible disabilities."

This practical workshop address both the legal and psychological issues that often arise, such as confidentiality, fitness for duty evaluations, relevant laws, drug testing, the relationship between conduct problems and mental illness, and how to directly address mental health problems with managers and employees.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • Discover how conduct problems intersect with mental illness.
  • Learn what to a depressed employee.
  • Identify what protection alcoholics and substance abusers have under the A.D.A.
  • Learn what constitutes a psychiatric disability.
  • Find out exactly what all the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements are, Including, certifying the disability, accommodation, and period of certification.
  • Learn how the Family and Medical Leave Act and its intermittent leave requirements fit into psychiatric accommodations.
  • Understand how worker's comp relates to stress, anxiety and other mental illnesses.
  • Learn how workplace safety issues should be addressed while not discriminating against the employee who has been certified with a psychiatric disability.
  • Learn how to handle threats and other disruptive behavior.
  • Avoid the 5 biggest mistakes managers make in managing mentally ill employees.
  • Understand what do you do when an employee talks of suicide.
  • Discover how to 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
  • HR Coordinators/Supervisors

Instructor Profile:

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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