Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: It can be challenging to understand how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employees with drug addiction, when zero-tolerance drug policies can be applied, and when accommodations must be made. Using real-life situations, this webinar will provide information about when drug addiction is a disability, when accommodations must be considered, and what accommodations might be useful. Information about the free services available from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) will also be provided.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand how the ADA applies to employees with drug addiction.
- Explore accommodation ideas with employees with drug addiction.
- Know when JAN services might be useful.
Presenter: Linda Carter
Linda Carter Batiste is a Principal Consultant/Legislative Specialist with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability-related employment issues. She has been with JAN since 1992.
Linda has in-depth training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws and specializes in providing practical guidance and solutions for ADA compliance. Her areas of interest include service animals as workplace accommodations, addictions, and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.
Linda has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University's College of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif. In addition, she has a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling/vocational evaluation and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the West Virginia Bar, and the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).