Beautiful Minds: Navigating Mental Disabilities in the Workplace

2014 Employment Law and Legislative Conference

Workplace Application: Recognize when an employee may be entitled to disability accommodation, how to engage in the interactive process and provide appropriate accommodation.

While employees with disabilities including depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and learning disabilities are entitled to accommodation, grappling with these issues can be an HR professional's toughest challenge. Gain practical advice and strategies for recognizing when an employee may be entitled to accommodation, ensuring that you meet your obligation to engage in the interactive process, and providing reasonable accommodation to employees with these common disabilities.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Brenda S. Kasper, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA


Brenda S. Kasper is a founding member of Kasper & Frank LLP, a law firm representing California and multi-state employers for all of their human resources and employment law needs.  She regularly advises employers of all sizes on wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, reductions in force, terminations and discipline management, employment contracts, personnel policies, and hiring issues.  She also provides management and human resources training.  Brenda is a former HR director so her legal advice is practical, creative and tailored to each client’s needs.  She was the 2015 San Diego SHRM Board President, is an instructor for the HR Certification program at the University of California San Diego Extension and holds her SHRM-SCP and SPHR-California certifications.

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HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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