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Dutytoaccomodate davidmiklas


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateMay 7, 2019
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaBusiness Law
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This course will provide attendees with an overview of an employer’s duty to accommodate employees under various federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.  This presentation will use real-world examples that have been ripped from the headlines. Rather than vague theory, this webinar will use the same type of situations that employers are likely to confront. Attendees will be able to learn techniques to help their organizations minimize the risks of being sued for discrimination under various federal laws.

Topics Convered:

  • How the duty to “reasonably accommodate” focuses on disabilities and religious beliefs.

  • Employer-mandated flu shots and other vaccines

  • EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

  • How duty to accommodate is different under Title VII and the ADA

  • Applicant refusing to provide SSN due to religion…how to handle

  • Employee demanding to wear skirt – what to do?

  • Does the ADA Require Automatic Reassignment to Another Position?

  • Grooming policy & dreadlocks

  • Employee with multiple sclerosis requesting accommodation

  • Request to bring dog to work

  • What if a co-worker is allergic to a service dog?

  • Can you fire a worker if she cannot work after using up all 12 weeks of her leave under the Family Medical Leave Act?

  • Website accommodations

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David Miklas is the managing attorney of the Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. For 19 years he has practiced all types of labor and employment law exclusively representing Florida employers, including both private employers, as well as Florida municipalities.

He has co-authored a LexisNexis Expert Commentary in his field of work, and he is also the co-author of one of the country’s leading legal Treatise on Employment law in Florida.  For seventeen years, he has been a contributing author for The Developing Labor Law book.

Mr. Miklas a member of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, including its EEOC committee, has previously served on the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section’s Wage and Hour Administration Liaison subcommittee. He has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers since 2009 and he is a frequent employment law presenter and is a nationally recognized speaker and an invited guest lecturer addressing employment law and human resource issues with over thirty universities.

Mr. Miklas graduated from the University of Florida College of Law.

About Our Presenter

The legal system can intimidate and overwhelm anyone – we're here to help find the answers and create the solutions you need. Don't let yourself get buried in details. Contact us instead.

The Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. in Vero Beach and Fort Pierce has experience in providing training in Florida on such topics as workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, EEOC investigations, etc. to management or lower-level employees.