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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Challenges in the Workplace: A Legal Perspective

2021 Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefing Webinar Series


May 25, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Challenges in the Workplace: A Legal Perspective

The last year has brought home for many the importance of employee mental health, as well as the difficulties and possibilities of addressing mental health conditions in the workplace. Both employees and employers are more attuned than ever to the interconnected concerns around mental health conditions, many of which may qualify as covered disabilities under state or federal law. During the pandemic, employers have also had to respond to an increase in employee alcohol and drug use. Employers should be aware of the legal landscape surrounding mental health and substance abuse to ensure compliance with the law, as well as setting the foundations for a safe, productive, and welcoming work environment

Join Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys Luke Wright, Sara Marangola, and Edward Steve for this complimentary webinar discussion on how employers can navigate the employment-related laws surrounding mental health.

Topics covered will include:

  • Laws that protect employees with mental health conditions;
  • Reasonable accommodations for mental health conditions;
  • Addressing safety concerns related to applicants or employees;
  • When and how to request mental health information;
  • Special considerations regarding substance use and abuse; and
  • Maintaining confidentiality of information.

Start your day right and join us for this informative conversation.

Professional Development Credits: This program has been submitted for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and HR Certification Institute (HRCI) credit.

New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits: New York State CLE credit: 1.0 Professional Practice

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