ADA Confusion Cleared Up

Understanding Complex ADA Issues

Directly from the Source

Thursday, December 17th at 1:30pm ET (12:30pm CT, 11:30am MT, 10:30am PT)

Duration: 60 minutes


Are you having issues understanding what qualifies under ADA compliance in the workplace? Are you experiencing difficulties achieving a level of comfort that eases the minds of your coworkers over reassignment requests? It might be difficult because you aren’t considering how a person with a disability thinks or feels in your own office. Instead of listening to the same old lecture covering ADA topics we all know, why not listen to a very knowledgeable expert with first-hand experience of what it’s like to be considered disabled under the ADA? Now you can! Understand both sides of the coin to make your office the best place to work for everyone.

In this 60-minute webinar we will talk about some complex issues not normally discussed with our expert William D. Goren, a well-known attorney with a disability, with over 25 years of experience focusing on the ADA.


Some of the exclusive benefits you will take away from this Training

  • Understanding ADA reasonable accommodation for pregnant employees

In March 2015, the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS prompted changes in how the Pregnancy Discrimination Act is interpreted by the EEOC.

  • Confusion over what constitutes a disability discrimination case and a collateral estoppel case

Discussing Reed v. State of Illinois, a decision written by Judge Posner with Judge Williams in agreement and Judge Sykes dissenting from the Seventh Circuit on October 30 of 2015.

  •  Assessing solutions over reassignment as a reasonable accommodation

Evaluating the outcome of U.S. Airways v. Barnett and recognizing when the reasonable accommodation requirement of the ADA take precedence over the established seniority system?

  • Grasping various legal risks of inaccessible technology

Robert Jahoda filed his discrimination suit under the ADA on Nov. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania claiming the National Basketball Association's website does not accommodate blind and visually impaired users.

  • Discussing specific and personal applicable examples from expert William Goren




Avant Resources Webinar Benefits

  • 1.0 CLE Credit Hour
  • 1.0 HRCI Credit Hour
  • Timely, responsive knowledge and practical understanding
  • Personal engagement with the leading industry expert
  • Attend from your office, home, or mobile device
  • Handouts and learning materials to keep and share
  • 100% satisfaction or your money back


Your Avant Expert: William D. Goren

Avant Resources Presenter William D. Goren William D. Goren, J.D., LL.M.

William Goren is one of the country's foremost authorities on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more than 20 years, he has been advising on ADA compliance as both an attorney and professor—of which during his time as a full-time academic at various institutions in Chicago, he won numerous teaching awards and achieved tenure.

A licensed attorney in Georgia, Illinois and Texas, Mr. Goren also brings a deep, personal understanding of what it means to have a disability, equipping him with exceptional insight on how the ADA actually works. He is deaf with a congenital bilateral hearing loss of 65–90+ decibels, but functions entirely in the hearing world thanks to hearing aids and lip reading. For reasons unrelated to his deafness, he uses voice dictation technology to access the computer.

Mr. Goren is the author of Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fourth Edition (published by the American Bar Association, 2013). A prolific writer and renowned researcher, Mr. Goren has penned numerous other articles on the rights of persons with disabilities and publishes a blog — an ABA Top 100 Legal Blawg for 2014 — on current topics related to ADA compliance. Mr. Goren is founder, founding member, and was the first president of the National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities (NAAD).

Mr. Goren is a member of the American Bar Association's General Practice and Solo Technology Committee (Vice Chair) and its Labor and Employment/Civil Rights Committee. He is a member of the Technology Committee of the Business Law Section and the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association; a member of the Atlanta Bar Association; and a member of the DeKalb County Bar Association. Previously, Mr. Goren has served on the Illinois Standing Committee on Disability Law, the Texas Bar Standing Committee on Disability Issues committee, and was a co-chair of the Civil Rights/Constitutional Law committee of the Chicago Bar Association.

ADA Confusion Cleared Up

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