Webinar: How to handle ADA and religious accommodation requests
ADA and religious accommodations are not a thing of the past. Even though the federal government is no longer mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for some employers, we are seeing an uptick in requests from employees for religious and medical accommodation requests, that may not be vaccine-related. Additionally, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) allows employers to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, employers must be vigilant to recognize they must provide reasonable accommodations for employees who may have a medical disability or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from receiving the vaccine.
The accommodation process is extremely complicated, and the legal guidelines are very broad. This can put employers at risk as many are generally unfamiliar with how to administer the process correctly. In this session, we will discuss the ADA and religious accommodation process, including best practices and recognizing red flags.
After completing this course, the learner will:
- Learn what qualifies an employee to receive a religious or medical exemption
- Review the EEOC guidelines for reasonable accommodations under the ADA and religious exemption arena
- Understand the foundational elements of the ADA and religious accommodation process
- How to recognize red flags or fraudulent requests
- Review real-world examples of vaccine exemption situations and the recommended response to those
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As the Vice President of Services for Trüpp, Audra Hedberg leads departments providing HR Consulting and Outsourcing Services to clients. Audra is an experienced HR professional, working in various industries. She has a passion for helping clients thrive and enjoys providing guidance under various employment laws in a relaxed style that is easy to understand.
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Tory Daugherty (She/Her), HR Consultant
In her role at Trüpp, Tory serves as a dedicated HR Consultant providing support to clients in various HR compliance areas, including job description and employee handbook creation, employee relations, and advisement on federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Tory has her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and holds SHRM-SCP and PHR professional certifications.
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