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    “Tough Reasonable Accommodation Scenarios”

    Date: October 24, 2013, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    From the comfort of your own desk!
    SKCHRA Chapter Members - $0.00, Non-SKCHRA Chapter Members $15.00
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    The scope of what is considered a reasonable accommodation continues to expand with the availability of less expensive technologies and greater insistence by employees and medical providers regarding what medical conditions can be accommodated, and what disabled workers are capable of doing. This program will provide information, insight, and advice regarding practical steps and legal duties to follow when handling the most complex accommodation scenarios, such as accommodating mental health conditions, addressing direct threat issues, and conflicting accommodations arising when the accommodation of one employee significantly impacts the job duties of another employee or creates a need to accommodate another employee.


    Biographical Sketch of Presenter:

    James Zissler is experienced in all aspects of employment law and provides consultation and advice on matters such as disability accommodation, wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair competition.

    A skilled litigator, he has tried two class actions to a jury, obtaining successful verdicts in both, and has handled numerous appellate matters in federal courts. He has also successfully litigated numerous non-compete cases.  James arbitrates union grievances and has extensive experience with corporate safety and health issues, including defending employers in Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act enforcement proceedings.

    An experienced trainer, Jim has educated both private and public employers about diversity, harassment, discrimination, workplace violence prevention, accommodation, ethics, and investigations.