The Interplay of Mental Health Disabilities and Workplace Accommodations

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program Chair:

Tanya N. Blocker
Senior Counsel
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

  • This program will discuss workplace accommodation laws through the lens of mental health disabilities. All too often, stigmas and stereotypes surrounding mental health disabilities interfere with an employee’s ability to access and, similarly, employer’s ability to extend workplace accommodations. This CLE will educate attendees about common mental health disabilities, explore how those disabilities manifest in the workplace, discuss the process for which employees can seek and receive reasonable accommodations, as well as offer best practices for employers in identifying, evaluating, and effectuating accommodation requests associated with mental health disabilities.

    Live Program & Webcast: $49 for Members | $99 for Nonmembers
    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges , or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Loren Gesinsky
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Dr. Dawn M.Hughes, Ph.D. ABPP
    Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
    Valdi Licul
    Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
    Mirande Valbrune
    Senior Employee Relations Professional
    Forbes Human Resources Council

  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. Introduction of Panelists & Overview of  Topics for Discussion
    6:05 p.m. – 6:35 p.m. Overview of Common Mental Health Disabilities & Common Manifestations in the Workplace
    6:35 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Overview of Legal Framework for Reasonable Employment Accommodations in NYC
    6:50 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Break
    7:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Discussion Regarding Challenges of Accommodating Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace & Strategies for Effectively Engaging in the Cooperative Dialogue
    7:50 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Q&A

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
    2.2 General
    2.0 General
    1.5 General

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Labor & Employment, Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair
    Mental Health Law, Karen P. Simmons, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |