North Orange Co - Accommodating Mental Disabilities in the Workplace
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North Orange Co - Accommodating Mental Disabilities in the Workplace

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Embassy Suites North Anaheim
3100 E Frontera St
Anaheim, California  92806
United States
Presenter: Jon Miller & Maria Harrington
Contact: Kristina Steger

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PIHRA North Orange Co

Accommodating Mental Disabilities in the Workplace


This presentation will focus on the challenging legal and practical issues that employers face when accommodating employees with mental disabilities, including the newly-published Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on mental disabilities, reasonable accommodation of mental disabilities, and potential undue hardship when making such accommodations.

We will also review obligations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, as well as other laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act. We will also examine recent cases involving mental disabilities in the workplace.

Attendees will review:

(1) how to identify when an obligation to engage in the “interactive process” is required;

(2) best practices for accommodating mental disabilities in the workplace; and

(3) the legal risks of failure to comply with obligations under the ADA and other laws addressing disabled workers.


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration/Networking
8:00am - 9:30am - Speaker



Jon Miller,
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Jon Miller represents and counsels employers of all sizes in a range of employment and labor matters, often defending employers against lawsuits filed by former or current employees. He represents clients in the construction, retail, and technology industries before federal and state administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board, among others. He has specific knowledge of matters involving:

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
• The Americans with Disabilities Act
• The Family and Medical Leave Act
• The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
• California Family Rights Act
• California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders
• California's Trade Secrets Act
• Business and Professions Code section 17200

Jon also has experience in all facets of the litigation process, from the initial investigation and filing through trial and appeal. In addition to defending employers, Jon works closely with human resources departments, in house counsel, and key managers and business owners to prevent employment litigation. He also provides effective day-to-day advice and strategic counsel on a variety of workplace issues.
Maria Harrington,
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Maria R. Harrington concentrates in employment law and class action litigation and represents employers in matters involving:
• Wage and hour issues
• Discrimination
• Harassment
• Wrongful termination
• Fair employment practices
• The Family and Medical Leave Act
• The Fair Employment and Housing Act
• The California Family Rights Act
• California Pregnancy Disability Leave

She appears in state and federal courts in California and Hawaii, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state administrative agencies in California and Hawaii. She also routinely counsels clients on human resources issues, legal compliance and litigation avoidance



This program has been approved for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

This program has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. 


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $20 $30
Nonmember Student $25 $35

Online registration closes on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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