ADA-Compliant Job Descriptions: Outlining Essential Functions to Avoid Disability Discrimination Entanglements
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When the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and its regulations went into effect, the focus turned to the essential functions of a job, putting job descriptions squarely in the spotlight.
Done right, job descriptions keep managers, supervisors, and employees on track. They can also boost employee morale and create a more motivated workforce. Done wrong, they open employers up to legal liability, confusion, and lower productivity.
To keep your organization up to date and free from costly legal entanglements, you need to know the best strategies for ensuring job descriptions accurately and properly outline the essential functions and requirements of the position - and don't create compliance conflicts with the ADA.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- How to strike a good balance between providing the right amount of detail
- Job description dos and don'ts, including what you absolutely should include and what you should keep out
- How to define functions that are essential to a given job - and why this is so important
- How your job descriptions can affect FMLA and workers' compensation-related claims
- Signs that your current job descriptions may be out of date
- The process to engage in when creating new job descriptions to replace those outdated ones
- How to spot potentially damaging job description language so you can avoid ADA entanglements
- The types of information an EEOC investigator, a judge, or a jury will keep in the back of their minds when reviewing job descriptions
- How a job description differs from a job task analysis - and what the difference means from a practical standpoint
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the dos and don'ts of writing effective job descriptions. Register now for this interactive event risk-free.
About your presenter:
Attorney Myra Creighton is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher &Phillips LLP. Her practice focuses on advising clients concerning their obligations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, ensuring their policies and procedures are consistent with both these laws and defending clients against employee claims alleging violations of the ADA and FMLA. She also counsels and defends clients concerning Title VII, ADEA, and GINA issues that arise in the workplace. Ms. Creighton routinely presents seminars, webinars, and training programs on ADA and FMLA topics such as substance abuse under the ADA, managing the medical certification process under the FMLA, controlling intermittent leave under the FMLA, reasonable accommodation and the interactive process under the ADA, and medical examinations and inquiries under the ADA.
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