Alaska Small Business Development Center

Disability Law: What Businesses Should Know

This 52-minute webinar covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including what a “reasonable accommodation” request might look like, the required interactive process, and so much more!

What you will learn: 

  • Four categories of discrimination in employment and how it relates to the entire employment process;
  • What harassment is in the work environment – manager/business owner responsibilities, and employer liability;
  • Questions to consider in determining if reasonable accommodations are needed according to the definitions of disability – including the “treated as” definition, special situations, and determining what are (and are not) reasonable accommodations for essential functions of a qualified employee (with examples);
  • What an appropriate interactive process looks like;
  • The “undue hardship” definition, and the “direct threat” definition;
  • Types of disability-related questions that may (and may not) be asked of job applicants during the pre-offer phase, post-offer phase, and once employed.
  • “Retaliation” definition and protections.
  • Three applicable laws to be aware of.
  • “Public accommodations” definitions.
  •  “Service animals” definitions and questions that can/cannot be asked.

Presented by Mitzi B. Anderson, Executive Director, Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (AERC); and Mark Loper, Professional Investigator, Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR).

The link above will take you to our client portal, where you will be able to register for access to this training video.