October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and The Proactive Employer is presenting a special one-hour round table installment on disability issues. We’ll be discussing the various programs and special events being held throughout the month, as well as providing employers with practical suggestions on topics such as:
- Diversity and inclusion of disabled individuals in your workforce;
- HR best practices;
- Compliance issues;
- Accessibility versus accommodation;
- Employers’ legal responsibilities under the ADAAA;
- Effectively recruiting within the disabled workforce;
- Myths about employing disabled individuals.
We have an all-star panel lined up for the discussion:
Cari Dominguez is the Former Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She is the co-author of Leading With Your Heart, and the owner of Dominguez & Associates, a management consulting firm providing selective services in the areas of workforce assessments and diversity evaluations. Her public service includes being the former Chair of the EEOC, Director of the OFCCP, and Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards Administration.
Sheridan Walker is the President of Hire Potential, a national consulting and staffing firm specializing in the Untapped Workforce. She is an expert in the disability field with more than 25 years of broad-based experience, and has lectured across the country on disability issues such as compliance, employment, retention and risk management.
Jonathan Hyman is a partner in the Labor & Employment and Litigation Divisions of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. He counsels and represents employers on a variety of issues ranging from employment discrimination to disability to wage and hour issues to corporate document retention.
Kevin Bradley is the Director of Diversity for McDonald’s. He has been a speaker on Inclusion and Diversity at a number of venues, including the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Employer Meeting and the Society for Human Resource Management’s Diversity Conference and HR Conference. He served as the Chair of the Employer Subcommittee of the President’c Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and serves on several Boards of Directors.
James Rodriguez is the Strategic Military Talent Manager for BAE Systems, Inc. Mr. Rodriguez is a retired United States Marine First Sergeant with 21 years of active service. He began his career with BAE Systems in March 2009. He is a member of the caregiver’s leadership team with Operation Home Front and is an active partner with The Wounded Warrior Project. He also serves as a veteran and corporate mentor for the Veterans Coalition and The Wounded Warrior Mentor Program.