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Return to Work: NYC Human Rights Law & Reasonable Accommodations

CLE Webinar held on Thursday, December 9, 2021

Return to Work: NYC Human Rights Law and Reasonable Accommodations

Thursday, December 9, 2021
CLE Webinar

As workplaces begin to return to in-person, employers, workers, unions, and their counsel need to understand recent changes to the New York City Human Rights law and how it differs from the ADA. The law requires employers who know or should have known about an employee's disability–broadly defined–to offer reasonable accommodations or face potential litigation for disability discrimination. Employers need to understand how the lingering effects of the pandemic might affect staff members and create a need for changes in policies and practices. Join us as we discuss how both workers and employers can benefit by using the tool of reasonable accommodation to keep staff working effectively and avoid litigation or grievances.

Panelists for this program are:

Alexandra T. Berke, Attorney, Berke-Weiss Law

Joseph B. Cartafalsa, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins

Wendy Strobel Gower, Program Director, Inclusive Workplaces, Cornell ILR Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Melba J. Sullivan, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Freedom Flow Solutions

Moderator: Esta R. Bigler, Director, ILR Labor & Employment Law Program, and NYC Government & Community Relations

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