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Cancer in the Workplace: Minimizing Legal Risks, Safety Issues, and Building Communication - On-Demand

Cancer in the Workplace: Minimizing Legal Risks, Safety Issues, and Building Communication - On-Demand

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Cancer in the Workplace: Minimizing Legal Risks, Safety Issues, and Building Communication - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to communicate with employees who have cancer, how to manage requests for medical leave or job-related accommodations, how to manage employee performance and safety concerns, and other ways to reduce associated legal risks.


Chances are, your workplace employs someone (or several people) who has beaten or is actively battling some form of cancer.  Employees afflicted with cancer may need intermittent leave, a reduced schedule or other accommodations to manage their symptoms and get necessary medical treatments.

But, despite many gains in cancer survival rates, people with cancer still face obstacles when it comes to employment. Employers may not recognize that cancer usually will meet the definition of “disability” under the ADA whether employees are battling cancer currently or have survived cancer. Workplace discrimination may also be a problem, which can lead to serious legal troubles for employers.  And, finally, employers may not understand that they are limited in what they can ask an employee who has cancer.

All of this leads to a lot of questions for employers. How can employers effectively manage the performance of an employee who has cancer? What do they need to know about employee privacy and confidentiality if the employee doesn’t want other to know about the cancer? When and how can employers ask for medical certification if an employee has to take a job-protected leave of absence? When must employers make job-related accommodations?  And, if the employer fails to do so, what legal risk does it face?

Find out the answers to these questions and more using this on-demand webinar on cancer’s impact on the workplace. Employment attorney Erica Flores will provide guidance on how to communicate with and manage an employee with cancer while staying compliant with state and federal law.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage requests for medical leave and workplace accommodations for employees with cancer, so you don’t violate the ADA, FMLA, or other federal laws
  • Address safety concerns related to an employee’s cancer
  • Handle job performance issues that may arise
  • Recognize how much information to share with coworkers so they can be supportive and respectful of what their colleague is going through
  • And much more!

About Your Presenters

H. Rowan Leathers IIIH. Rowan Leathers III, Esq.
Butler Snow

Rowan Leathers is a member of Butler Snow LLP’s Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation Groups. He concentrates his practice in the areas of advising and representing employers in a broad spectrum of employment related matters; businesses regarding accessibility and other public accommodation issues; CPAs in ethical, regulatory, operational and professional liability matters; and financial institutions concerning fiduciary, transactional and operational disputes.

Brent SilerBrent E. Siler, Esq. 
Butler Snow LLP

Brent Siler of Butler Snow represents clients in employment and construction law matters.  In his employment law practice, he advises employers on management issues, drafts contracts and other employment related documents, and represents clients in state and federal courts in wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, OSHA, non-competition and employee benefits matters.  In his construction law practice, he advises owners, contractors, and other clients on construction-related matters, negotiates and drafts construction contracts and other agreements, and represents clients in construction-related litigation and arbitration and general commercial litigation.