Mental health and depression continue to rise as leading causes of disability leave. Today, nearly 20% of American workers report having a mental health condition in any given month. This is a growing concern for many employers who struggle with identifying the best ways to support workers with mental health issues in terms of providing reasonable accommodations to assist in stay at work (SAW) and return to work (RTW).
This session guided employers in navigating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), while supporting employees with mental health/anxiety conditions. Panelists discussed situations that typically warrant an accommodation; provided a checklist to ensure successful implementation; offered ways to best support workers while addressing business needs; and advised how to maintain compliance throughout the process.
- Tracy Christian-Cruz, Ph.D., Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Guardian
- Darryl Huels, Ph.D., Case Manager, Integrated Behavioral Health
- James Venable, JD, Vice President of Compliance, ReedGroup
This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.
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