|Aug. 23, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
California’s San Diego Unified School District recently disclosed that it had sustained a data breach when multiple phishing emails from malicious hackers were used to gather login information of staff members throughout the district. The breach exposed Social Security numbers and addresses of more than 500,000 students and staff. The school district is not the first educational institution to fall victim to a cybersecurity breach, and it will not be the last.
The need to consider Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations can happen at any time during the employment relationship. Generally, an employee will ask for an accommodation before problems with performance emerge. Sometimes, however, an employee decides to notify you of the need for an accommodation when an investigation is underway, when they are being disciplined, or worse yet, when they are told their employment is terminated. If an employee you were in the process of disciplining told you they needed an accommodation, what would you do?
Spring training is a time-honored tradition for Major League Baseball. The league has long used springtime to fine tune the skills of returning players, while teaching new players about what the team expects of them. Independent and private schools could benefit from a similar approach – offering “back to school” training for their employees at the end of the typical summer offseason during that window of time when educators prepare for the new school year and right before the students return.