Leading and managing employees in an increasingly diverse workplace can be both rewarding and challenging. What are the expectations of employees? What legislation applies to managing people and their requests? What are the consequences of failing to comply? Managers must operate with sensitivity in handling accommodations for disabilities, religious practices, and medical leave. This requires a basic understanding of anti-discrimination and disability legislation, as well as the employer’s policies. This course provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended), the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other legislation that affects employers’ responsibilities in these areas. The course will help managers identify the situations where these laws come into play so that they can respond appropriately to specific requests. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
Any person who manages others in the organization
Expected Duration (hours)
A Manager’s Guide to Diversity, Inclusion, and Accommodation
- recognize the benefits of applying a non-discriminatory process in accommodating employees
- recognize considerations for assessing disability accommodation requests
- recognize the considerations for responding to requests for religious accommodations
- recognize situations that might trigger protected leave