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MT|SHRM Webinar Series

March 27, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Can You Accommodate My Tattooed Ferret? Approaching Disability and Religious Accommodations in the Millennial Age
Presented by Jeffrey M. Beemer, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. CST
Duration: 1 Hour

This is a complimentary Webinar for MT|SHRM members.

Event Description: To say there has been a lot going on recently in the world of employment law would be an understatement. While much of the focus has been on immigration and sexual harassment, disability and religious accommodations have been, and will continue to be, a hot topic for employers. This is especially true as the workplace continues to advance and change with the next generation of employees entering the workforce. Additionally, recent technological and medical advancements have made us more aware of a variety of medical and mental impairments, and with America being the melting pot it is, employees today have very diverse religious affiliations. Whatever the reason, disability or religion, employers must make certain employment accommodations.

This comprehensive and interactive webinar will discuss how employers can recognize and approach disability and religious accommodation requests. Specifically, we will tackle the following:

  • Telecomuting and leave as an accommodation;
  • Emotional support animals;
  • Obesity-related disorders;
  • Increased mental infirmaries added to the DSM-V (which the EEOC has recognized as relevant for identifying mental impairments) that employers need to know to determine if they qualify for accommodation and, if so, how.

We will also discuss religious accommodations including:

  • The use and collection of biometric employee data;
  • Leave accommodations;
  • Body modification and clothing accommodations such as tattoos, piercings, dreadlocks, beards, etc.
  • What type of religious activities qualify for accommodation and which do not.

We'll also discuss proper policy drafting associated with these types of accommodations and other procedural, HR issues to help employers ferret out the problem.

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This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

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