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    Applying Performance & Conduct Standards to Disabled Employees

    Date: March 11, 2014, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Melanie Garrison / Derrick Peters
    Lacey Community Center
    $10.00 SHRM members / $15.00 non SHRM members
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Assistant Attorney General Gina Comeau joined the Labor and Personnel Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in July 2009, where she is responsible for representing the State in a variety of labor and employment actions including disciplinary actions, layoff appeals, grievance and interest arbitrations and unfair labor practice claims.  In addition to litigation advocacy, she provides regular client advice and risk management assistance on a broad range of issues including questions regarding disability and discrimination law, family and medical leave, veteran’s laws and civil service rules. She has provided training to numerous HR professionals and attorneys within the state on the ADA and WLAD and is the division expert in reasonable accommodation matters.  Gina received her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2005 and completed her undergraduate degree in Politics & Government and Economics at the University of Puget Sound in 2001.

    This presentation will seek to ansewr the following relevant workplace questions:

    • What if an employee’s disability seems to contribute to his performance or conduct problems?
    • What if an employee raises disability for the first time during disciplinary action?
    • What if an employee gets a low performance rating and responds by saying he has a disability, can we still give him that rating?
    • Does the employer have to rescind discipline as an accommodation?


    By the end of this presentation, you will have:

    • An understanding of basic legal requirements and their application to workplace rules
    • The knowledge of Performance, Qualification and Conduct standards as they apply to disabled workers

    APPROVED - 1.0 HRCI Credit

    To register, click HERE.