Park Avenue Presentations

Coping with Employees' Mental Disabilities in the Workplace

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 1:30 pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd

Register for Live Webinar: $299
Register for Live Webinar Plus Recording Download: $349


Bonus for Each Registrant:  The webinar speaker will answer one written question that you may submit by email within one week after the webinar.


Special Feature: If you register for this webinar and cannot attend, you will be able to access a one-time instant replay without charge for up to 90 days after the date of the webinar.


Webinar Description

Since the 1990s, as a society we have been focused on the needs of the physically disabled and ill in the workplace.  It is only recently, however, we have really paid attention to the demands of those with mental illness.  With perceptions changing, stigmas lifting, advances in medication, and a widespread fear of COVID, workplaces are obligated to take a new look at psychological conditions and the laws that impact them. 


As of January 2020, twenty percent of Americans report having had a psychological episode per year, and that was before COVID reared its ugly head.  So, what do we need to do to balance the needs of those with psychological conditions and maintaining an effective workplace?  This program will answer that question and more. 


This program will explore relevant federal laws (FMLA, ADA, FFCRA, GINA, HIPAA, PPACA); state laws relating to mental parity and cannabis; and the latest case law.  We will wrap up the program with easy-to-follow steps in addressing mental illness at work.  



  1. Review of common types of mental disorders
  2. Discussion of the governing laws, including the ADA, FMLA, HIPAA, USERRA, Title VII, workers compensation, and privacy laws.
  3. Exploration of some of the conflicts that can arise between these laws as they relate to mental illness
  4. Best practices in:
    • Evaluating suspected illnesses
    • Managing employees with mental illness
    • Complying with the law or laws that relate to typical situations in the workplace
    • Preparing against possible litigation
    • Examination of the hot topics currently affecting mental disorders at the workplace



Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing SHRM Credit

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Park Avenue Presentations is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



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