Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace - First Thursdays, 9/1/22
First Thursdays Monthly HR Legal Seminar – Sept 1, 2022
11:30 – 1:00 – Hybrid - in-person (Rookwood) and via Zoom
2 SHRM/HRCI credits
Hosts: Darlene Mack, CEO Managing Partner, HR Partners
Jeff Shoskin, Partner and Labor Law Attorney, FBT
Mental health issues skyrocketed in the workplace during the COVID pandemic. Jeff Shoskin, partner with Frost Brown Todd, will review the legal obligations (FMLA/ADA) and practical realities regarding the recognition, and accommodation, of mental health issues. How do you handle an employee with a documented mental health condition? What if you believe an employee is using a phantom mental health issue to get time off work or to escape certain job duties? Employers (unfortunately) do not have a crystal ball.
Patience (a virtue not necessarily possessed by the C-Suite) and training of supervisors is key. While there are no “cookie-cutter” solutions, there are several best practices to implement which will reduce (not eliminate) the chances that you inadvertently stumble into litigation.