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Why You Should Attend
Psychological issues in the workplace are fascinating, unavoidable and, for some individuals, compounded by our uncertain and fractious times. While the #MeToo Movement has highlighted workplace harassment and retaliation, emotional distress claims arise in a wide variety of circumstances. So, too, do mental disability and failure to accommodate claims. This program will address not only the litigation of emotional distress and mental disability claims but the workplace psychological challenges that stem from a variety of other factors including advances in technology and artificial intelligence. The program will also address diversity and elimination of bias against individuals with mental disabilities including, in particular, attorneys who experience depression, anxiety, trauma and stress-related disorders.
This program brings together prominent practitioners from the employee rights and management bars, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in-house counsel, and psychiatrists, to transcend jargon, identify practical ways of working together, and to describe effective strategies to avoid, pursue and resolve litigation. They will address in a clear and pragmatic way key legal issues at the intersection of employment law and psychology as well as diversity and inclusion with respect to individuals with mental disabilities.
What You Will Learn
- Update from the EEOC, plaintiffs’ and defense bars on the pursuit and defense of emotional distress claims in litigation and key mental disability issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including accommodations issues
- Strategies to assist employees with psychological issues in the midst of anxious and uncertain times, and technological change
- Diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias within the legal profession against individuals with mental disabilities
- Practical approaches to improving diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace
- Convenient half day program format
- Earn one hour of Diversity and Inclusion or Elimination of Bias credit
- NY Transitional credit available
Who Should Attend
In-house employment and labor counsel, outside counsel for employees and employers, human resources executives, and forensic mental health professionals will benefit from this program.