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Scent-sational Legal Risks: How To Master Odor And Allergy ADA Accommodations

Webinar: ID# 1030926
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About This Course:
Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are often fairly straightforward. But what happens when an employee is sensitive to fragrances and odors? This can be a qualifying condition, but one that is extremely tricky to accommodate in a standard workplace setting filled with other employees and scents of all kinds.

Join us for answers to tough questions about your responsibility to accommodate employees’ odor, fragrance, and allergy sensitivities.

Our presenter, an expert from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), will address how the ADA applies to requests for accommodation around fragrance allergies and sensitivities, and how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has looked at policy development, as well as other forms of accommodation.

We’ll cover how to address the challenges and complexities that can come with making accommodations for employees with allergies or sensitivities to fragrance.

You’ll learn:
  • The 3 most common job-related issues for employees with allergies and fragrance sensitivity
  • How EEOC regulations and the ADA apply to the issue of accommodating odor, fragrance, and allergy sensitivities in the workplace
  • Accommodation approaches to consider for employees with allergies and fragrance sensitivity
  • How to use JAN’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) to identify accommodation possibilities
  • How to apply the information in JAN’s Sample Interactive Process publication and other resources to sample accommodation request situations
  • And more!
Register now for this webinar featuring strategies for exploring various accommodation options and review how to utilize an interactive process to work toward the implementation of effective accommodation solutions and live Q&A with the JAN expert!

About Your Presenter:

Teresa Goddard
Lead Consultant, JAN Sensory Team
Job Accommodation Network

Teresa Goddard is the Lead Consultant on JAN’s Sensory Team. She holds a masters’ degree in Speech-Pathology from WVU and has completed ATACP training. Ms. Goddard joined the JAN staff as a Program Assistant in March 2008 and joined the Motor Team as a Consultant in August 2008. As she has now transitioned to JAN’s sensory team, Ms. Goddard fields questions from employees and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in identifying accommodation solutions for employees with sensory impairments. Before joining JAN she worked as Speech-Language Pathologist and teacher. Ms. Goddard has presented at educational workshops in Japan and at assistive technology conferences including ATIA, CSUN and MSAT.
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