Food Allergies, ADA, and Employment

4th Thursday ADA Talks 2024 

Date: January 25, 2024 

This is the first of ten webinars held monthly for 60-minutes in the 4th Thursday ADA Talks from January to October 2024.

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Time (60 minutes) 

10:00 – 11:00 am [Eastern] / 9:00 – 10:00 am [Central] / 8:00 – 9:00 am [Mountain] / 7:00 – 8:00 am [Pacific]

In This Webinar 

Food is an important part of our work culture. We celebrate holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions by coming together with our colleagues for a potluck meal and dessert. We meet customers at restaurants to network and seal the deal. We attend conferences and eat the lunch that is included in the registration fee. All of these things can affect the environment in which we work if we are one of the 33 million Americans who have food allergies.

This session will discuss food allergy as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), how to accommodate a person with food allergies in the workplace, and share resources to help employers and employees to address this important issue in the workplace.


Pam Williamson: Assistant Project Director, Southeast ADA Center


University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI), Southeast ADA Center, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

Webinar Format 

  • We use Zoom for our virtual platform.
  • Audio is provided through the virtual platform or by phone.
  • Real-time captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting available during the webinar.
  • The webinar will be recorded for archival purposes.

Certificate of Participation 

For this webinar to receive credit:

  • You must be registered and complete the Post Test Eval.
  • You must attend the entire session (live or archive).


4th Thursday ADA Talks 2024
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