Accommodating Diabetic Employees: Legal and Practical Answers for HR - on CD
Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and an estimated 79 million adults have pre-diabetes. With such a high likelihood of having employees with the disease, all employers need answers to questions about how to treat employees with diabetes.
Can an employer deny a job or promotion to an employee serving in a safety-sensitive position? Do employers face discrimination hazards if they refuse to hire or take adverse action against someone with diabetes when the disease poses little or no danger? How can an employer know when the disease poses a legitimate safety risk? What about privacy issues? How should employers handle needle disposal?
With such questions hanging over employers' heads, it's crucial to have the latest information on how to accommodate employees with the disease and stay in compliance with laws such as the ADA and FMLA.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- Basic diabetes facts and the most recent advances in managing the disease
- How laws such as the ADA and FMLA apply to employees with diabetes
- Careful steps to take when hiring, including what you should and should not ask
- What diabetes discrimination at work looks like, and how to avoid it -- even unintentionally
- How to manage issues that co-workers may have with colleagues who have diabetes, including safety issues
- What are considered reasonable accommodations for employees with diabetes
- Tips for protecting your employees’ privacy while still staying compliant
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the best practices for accommodating employees with diabetes. Order now!
About your presenters:
Katie Hathaway is the managing director of legal advocacy at the American Diabetes Association. She has spent the past 17 years working with the disability community in a legal, advocacy, and support capacity. Beginning her work as a respite provider and one-on-one aide for children with severe physical and mental disabilities, Ms. Hathaway focused on helping families integrate their children into a variety of community programs and activities. In this work, she also assisted adults with disabilities perform daily activities, including full and part-time employment, and gain social and physical skills through an adapted aquatics program. More recently, she has concentrated on legal and advocacy work by helping to combat discrimination against persons with disabilities with a variety of governmental, civil rights, and advocacy organizations.
Daniel Lorber, MD, FACP, CDE, is an endocrinologist in Queens, New York, with an impressive medical resume. He currently serves as the director of endocrinology and associate director of the Lang Center for Research and Education at New York Hospital Queens, clinical associate professor of medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and the medical director of the Diabetes Control Foundation and the Diabetes Care and Information Center of New York, a multidisciplinary diabetes practice and research center. Dr. Lorber’s dedication to providing quality care to individuals with diabetes earned him the Association’s Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award in 2009. But his commitment to people with diabetes extends beyond the clinic to the world of legal advocacy. As a member of the Association’s Legal Advocacy Subcommittee since 2004, Dr. Lorber has helped prevent discrimination against people with diabetes in the workplace, public accommodations, and the criminal justice system, among other areas.