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What HR Can Do if an Employee Is Afraid to Return to Work Post COVID-19 - On-Demand

What HR Can Do if an Employee Is Afraid to Return to Work Post COVID-19 - On-Demand

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What HR Can Do if an Employee Is Afraid to Return to Work Post COVID-19 - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how employers’ can sort through what they are required to do under the Americans with Disabilities Act so they can avoid claims of unfair treatment or discrimination.


As employers re-open their workplaces, they may be challenged with resistance from employees who are afraid to return to work. Some employees may claim to have a higher risk of complications from COVID-19 and ask for a reasonable accommodation. Others may claim they should continue to work from home because they feel more productive.

Use this on-demand webinar to learn how employers’ can sort through what they are required to do under the Americans with Disabilities Act so they can avoid claims of unfair treatment or discrimination.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Address employee concerns about returning to work
  • Establish a process for managing requests for accommodation
  • Analyze accommodation requests and determine legal obligations under the ADA

About Your Presenter

Jonathan MookJonathan Mook

Jonathan R. Mook is a partner in the law firm of DiMuroGinsberg, P.C. in Alexandria, Virginia.  He is a nationally recognized practitioner in employment law and has written two treatises on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations and Americans with Disabilities Act: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities, both published by LexisNexis. He frequently counsels’ employers on issues involving compliance with the ADA and accommodating disabled employees, as well as other employment related matters.  He is a co-editor of the Mid-Atlantic Employment Law Letter and is a regular contributor to several legal publications, including Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin.  Mr. Mook is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars, and has been a member of the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities.  Mr. Mook earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. Mr. Mook can be reached at jmook@dimuro.com.

Candace M. Kollas
 
Candace M. Kollas is a labor and employment attorney and the President of Workable Options, an Atlanta-based HR and employment law consulting firm, that specializes in delivering concrete new solutions to today’s toughest HR and employment-law-related challenges.

She has represented corporate, governmental, and individual clients in all aspects of employment litigation, mediation, and training for over 20 years. Prior to founding Workable Options, Ms. Kollas practiced labor and employment law for law firms in Georgia, as well as with the Employment Division of the Office of the Florida Attorney General. As a practicing attorney, Ms. Kollas specialized in litigating employment discrimination cases for individuals and organizations.

As an expert in workplace issues, Ms. Kollas collaborates with clients to evaluate, design, and develop varied Human Resource requirements and then, after understanding a client’s needs, delivers innovative, yet established, systematic processes and implements effective and legally compliant solutions for cohesive HR strategies.