How the ADA Might Dampen Spirits This Holiday Season

How the ADA Might Dampen Spirits This Holiday Season

December 10, 2014 at 2:00pm ET
Duration 1.0 hours

For many individuals, the holiday season imposes additional struggle and woe, exacerbating the occurrence of non-physical impairments such as alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, and other stress-related illnesses––often triggering employee protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").

This webinar, hosted by Robin G. Frederick of Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, explores the ADA as it pertains to employees with non-physical impairments. Given the influx of ADA-related litigation in recent years, it is crucial that employers are aware of their responsibilities and are best equipped to properly handle impaired employees this holiday season, and in the future.

Participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge through a comprehensive collection of hypothetical scenarios, questions, and best practices. Preventative measures, such as wellness programs, will also be addressed. Wellness programs, while innovative, present various perils and pitfalls for all employers; this webinar seeks to assist employers in navigating the litigation minefield of wellness programs, avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation.

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Robin G. Frederick, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Robin G. Frederick

Robin Frederick practices in the areas of employment law and employment litigation, where she counsels employers of all types and sizes including startup, middle market and Fortune 500 companies; hedge funds and private equity firms; independent schools; and nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Frederick represents local, regional and national clients in a wide range of employment-related matters and disputes such as contract negotiations, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants and business torts. She also conducts corporate investigations relating to employee misconduct.

Ms. Frederick works with clients to ensure their employment policies and practices are in compliance with applicable laws. She emphasizes preventive counseling and regularly advises clients on the impact of developments in employment law.

Ms. Frederick conducts training for corporate clients on all types of employment and Human Resources issues, including sexual harassment prevention. Her extensive litigation experience includes successfully representing clients in employment disputes and a wide range of other matters.

In addition to handling cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, Ms. Frederick is admitted to appear before the United States Supreme Court. She is also skilled in the use of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

Ms. Frederick is a frequent speaker on employment issues.

View this webinar to:

  • Better understand the expansive coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to non-physical disabilities;
  • Be more prepared to handle employees who are, believe they are, or are perceived to be disabled, in order to avoid or reduce liability in disability claims; and
  • Improve awareness of ADA issues relating to Wellness Programs.