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The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, May 13 at 9:00 am:

 Navigating the Workplace Accommodation Process

Public employers must operate under a variety of rules and regulations stemming from a multitude of laws governing the workplace.  One such occurrence is when an employee requests a leave of absence or an accommodation for an illness, injury, religious belief or pregnancy.  If such requests are not handled properly, an employer could face liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

This webinar will provide an overview of the accommodation process and discuss management’s responsibilities during the interactive process when faced with an employee’s request for an accommodation.  Case law will be reviewed throughout.

Further, the webinar will discuss the legal landscape of workplace accommodations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Presenter:  Brad E. Bennett, Bricker & Eckler

Brad Bennett is an employment and labor attorney who works with public sector employers, including, counties and county agencies, school districts, townships, municipalities and boards of developmental disabilities. Experienced in state and federal employment and labor compliance, he counsels and represents public employers in all aspects of labor law, including negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, grievances, mediations and arbitrations.  Additionally, Brad defends employers in litigation in both federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), State Employee Relations Board (SERB) and the State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR).

As a former human resources professional, Brad often serves as a one-stop HR department for clients and frequently drafts, revises and reviews employee handbooks, policies and job descriptions, conducts internal investigations and provides in-house training. Brad is listed in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and is certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Click here to register for this timely educational opportunity. If you are unable to register to the link above, please email Nedra Benson, CCAO administrative professional, and provide her with your email address.