Seyfarth Events

Wait…. You Want What?? Tips, Tools, and Talking Points for Navigating Accommodation Issues


Cost: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required and seating is limited.

The Drake Oak Brook
The Drake Oak Brook 
2301 York Road 
Oak Brook, IL, 60523
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Program

Always wanted to get to a Seyfarth Labor and Employment program but don’t want the hassle of coming downtown?  Well, we’re bringing the program to the 'burbs!

Thorny accommodation issues causing you heartburn?  How to push back on a difficult accommodation request keeping you awake at night?  You got questions?  We’ve got answers!

Accommodation requests can come in many forms and in many contexts: disability and medical leaves, LGBTQ, religion,  pregnancy, and VESSA/domestic violence ... the list is (literally) endless.  Please join us for an informative panel discussion that will address employee requests for accommodations related to time off, breaks, leave, modification of work areas, alternative schedules and more.

Along with telling some war stories -- the panel will discuss how “know it when you hear it;” how to respond to requests (no matter how outrageous); what to (and what not to) say; recognizing when (and discussing how) to get more information; navigating the interactive process; follow up; and (because we’re lawyers) DOCUMENTATION!

We will also provide examples of legally compliant best practices for managing when the accommodation cannot be made, how to communicate whether an accommodation has been approved or not, and how to discuss alternative accommodations. 

What else you ask??  As parting gifts, all attendees will walk away with a general accommodations process checklist and a general checklist for the interactive discussion. (And hopefully a little more peace of mind!)  Join us in Oak Brook.   


If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Prentiss at and reference this event.

Learn more about our Labor and Employment practice.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is an approved provider of Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit CA, IL, NY, NJ and TX. CLE Credit is pending for GA and VA. HR professionals: please note that the HR Certification Institute accepts CLE credit toward recertification