The information below is from the completed 2022 event. Check back in the fall for 2023 updates.

Maine HR Convention: May 9 – 12, 2022


MegaSession B: Accommodation Requests

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Challenge even the most seasoned HR pro 

Why you’ll want to attend. “I need… a new supervisor, an emotional support parrot, an exemption from working before or after darkness, and leave to seek treatment in Hawaii, in February.” These are just a handful of employee accommodation requests unearthed by Anne-Marie Storey. Combine these with the more conventional and appropriate requests flowing from the Covid world – individuals working remotely and individuals considering where their talents are best suited – and the matter of workplace accommodations becomes more central than ever to your work in HR. In this session, Anne-Marie will guide attendees through accommodation and related leave issues with examples, advice, recommendations, and, perhaps most importantly, humor. 

What’s it all about?

  • Discover how the requirement for accommodation of various conditions under the ADA and religious beliefs under Title VII are a struggle for even the most seasoned HR department.
  • Learn how to frame an accommodation request and engage in the decision-making process and implementation.
  • Leave this session with a better understanding of the law, what a reasonable request is, and how you need to match decisions in this arena to smart business decisions and organizational values.  

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI General (HR) Credit 

Program Faculty: Anne-Marie Storey