2023 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Behavioral Health in the Workplace – Navigating ADA Compliance and Employee Support

Jai HookerTools & Tactics, Webinars

Tuesday, Dec. 5

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

As behavioral health issues become increasingly prevalent within the U.S. workforce, there’s a critical need for employers to adopt holistic strategies. Not only is it essential to sustain productivity, but it’s equally crucial to navigate the nuanced landscape of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In this session, we will take a dive deep into the delicate balance of adhering to ADA regulations while supporting employees experiencing behavioral health challenges. We will unpack the ADA essentials every employer should be familiar with, share insights on sidestepping potential discriminatory pitfalls, and explore key court verdicts surrounding ADA compliance that specifically pertain to mental health conditions. We’ll also discuss behavioral health from a medical standpoint by exploring red flag symptoms and discussing how certain health conditions might manifest as unusual or disruptive behaviors in the workplace.

Equip yourself with the knowledge to foster a compassionate workplace that is not only compliant, but also understanding of the intricate tapestry of behavioral health.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of ADA compliance and what constitutes discrimination against employees with mental health conditions.
  • Learn what behavioral health includes from a clinical standpoint and how to identify potential signs that an employee may need support for a mental health condition.
  • Understand the legal outcomes of relevant court cases, and what the impact of the court’s decision was to the employer and employee.


Sheri Pullen
Senior Compliance Manager

Sheri Pullen, Senior Compliance Manager at Alight, provides compliance expertise, analysis, and direction regarding leave of absence, accommodation, and disability. Her areas of expertise include the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state leave laws and disability programs, and ERISA as it relates to disability plans. Ms. Pullen has a strong compliance-focused background comprised of more than 20 years of experience in absence management and human resources outsourcing administration. In prior roles, Ms. Pullen provided best practice consultation, wrote and edited web and print content across a variety of platforms, and led software implementations.

Kimberly Williams
Clinical Director

Kimberly is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with an master’s degree in Nursing Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is also double board-certified as a nurse educator. She completed her post-Master’s work at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).  Kimberly has been a leader in inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth settings and is dedicated to promoting excellence and expansion of behavioral health and wellness.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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