HR Workshop: Mapping Out Mental Health Policies



  • Friday, March 27
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT
Employment Law Updates

How to develop compassionate and legal strategies for handling addiction and depression.

We’ve all seen the headlines. Drug addiction, depression, anxiety, even suicide at work are impacting workplace culture and productivity. Firing workers with mental illness can land you in court. What HR needs is a plan that’s compassionate and effective – that lets you identify troubled workers before they become unreliable, unproductive employees and get them back on track with treatment.

On Friday, March 27, find out how to balance mental health treatment, productivity, FMLA leave and ADA reasonable accommodations at our online training, HR Workshop: Mapping Out Mental Health Policies.

Noted employment attorney Anniken Davenport will update you on depression, anxiety and drug addiction at work, telling you:

  • How the increase in mental health problems is affecting productivity and requires creative solutions beyond time off. Mental illness impacts everyone at work – not just the depressed, anxious or addicted employee. Learn what strategies you can employ to help everyone.
  • How to determine what kind of leave the employee is entitled to. Is it FMLA leave? Do you have to provide intermittent leave for medical appointments? Counseling? AA meetings?
  • When does the ADA apply? Do you know what types of diagnoses are covered disabilities? What about drug addiction to illegal substances?
  • When you must keep information confidential and when you have an obligation to disclose that information
  • How to discipline employees whose mental health issues are impacting their work without triggering an ADA lawsuit
  • Why you need both a workplace violence prevention plan and a medical emergency plan in place. OSHA requires it but most employers haven’t updated theirs for the modern workplace and mental health issues.

There's no reason to walk on egg shells when it comes to mental health issues in the workplace. Learn how to deal with them in a safe, respectful and legal way with the expert guidance and strategies covered in HR Workshop: Mapping Out Mental Health Policies.


Get answers to all your employment law questions from a true expert, attorney Anniken Davenport.

Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist: Employment Law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

What's Included

Sign up for HR Workshop: Mapping Out Mental Health Policies today, and you'll receive:

FMLA Compliance Guide

A free copy of our recently updated book, FMLA Compliance Guide. With this comprehensive resource, you don’t have to let the FMLA disrupt your business. Take control with the quick and easy advice in this practical resource. You’ll learn what steps to take in hundreds of real-world situations, and how the new revisions to the law affect employers.

HR Specialist website

One month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney. So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.


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

This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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If HR Workshop: Mapping Out Mental Health Policies fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid – but your course materials, registration bonuses and members-only website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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