Robin Shea's article, "Your employee has dementia: what to do?", which was originally published in Constangy's Labor & Employment Insider blog, was recently featured on Salary.com. The article details a sensitive scenario that poses unique challenges for employers - dealing with employees who may have dementia.
As the American workforce ages, employers' likelihood of encountering employees with dementia and other cognitive impairments will increase. Handling these cases requires a delicate balance of compassion and awareness to ensure that difficult decisions do not lead to potential claims of age or disability discrimination. In this article, Robin offers strategies for employers who suspect an employee's behavior or performance may be impacted by a cognitive impairment.
Read the full article on Salary.com.