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The Business of Fashion - People and Politics (Part III): Disability Alphabet Soup

1h 1m

Created on March 24, 2015



If you've watched any of the other fashion law CLEs, you now know that the business of fashion is difficult.  However, how do these companies handle employees with disabilities and what, if any, accommodations are reasonable and/or required?


In this course, viewers will become familiar with the disability alphabet soup: 

  • STD (short-term disability)
  • LTD (long-term disability)
  • ADA
  • ADAAA 
  • FMLA   

Specifically, attorneys will learn how all of these relate to each other (if at all), as well as which laws employers turn to when an employee requests an accommodation.   As it relates to the retail environment, practitioners will learn what is considered reasonable and what changes, if any, must be made to the selling floor in order to help retail professionals perform their duties. 


Join Rania V. Sedhom, Founding Member, Sedhom & Mayhew, PLLC, a Bespoke Law FirmTM and Marjorie M. Glover, chair of Chadbourne & Parke LLP's executive compensation and employee benefits practice group and a member of the Firm’s employment law department, as they discuss the practical effects and solutions of disability accommodation in fashion and, in particular, the retail environment.



Learning Objectives:

I.      Learn disability alphabet soup;

a. STD

b. LTD

c. ADA



II.     Understand which laws apply to which situations 

III.    Grasp the reasonability of reasonable accommodation

IV.    Recognize employee responsibility


Program Attorney: Sigalle Barness

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