Employer to pay $165,000 to settle associational disability bias claim

Wednesday, September 14, 2016New Mexico Orthopaedics Associates, P.C. will pay $165,0000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against an employee on the basis that she is the mother of  a now three-year-old child with disabilities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced…

Lowe’s to pay $8.6 million to settle “maximum leave” policy lawsuit

Monday, May 23, 2016A federal court signed off on a comprehensive settlement May 13, requiring the nation’s second-largest home appliance store to pay $8.6 million and eliminate its strict policy limiting how long employees can take off for medical purposes. “This settlement sends…

EEOC proposes new affirmative action rules for federal agencies

Monday, February 29, 2016
Federal Employment Opportunities
The Obama Administration proposed new regulations February 23, detailing a variety of steps and reporting requirements that federal agencies must complete in taking affirmative action to hire more employees with disabilities. In doing so, the Equal Employment…

Disability groups oppose new wellness proposal

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Untenable Choice: Privacy v. Costly Insurance Penalties
Twice in the past year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed regulations that could force employees with disabilities to sacrifice their families’ medical privacy, or risk paying thousands of dollars in fines.…

Mining company settles genetic discrimination case

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Genetic Inquiries Not Permissible
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a settlement January 7 with Joy Underground Mining, which allegedly violated federal law by requiring job applicants to disclose genetic information during their hiring process. “Requiring an applicant or employee…

EEOC issues new guidance for people with HIV/AIDS in the workplace

Friday, December 11, 2015
New Guidelines for Employers
As part of the World AIDS Day 2015, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released new guidance December 1 pertaining to the protections provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act for people with HIV/AIDS. “We are…

EEOC settles genetic discrimination case

Monday, November 24, 2014
Genetic Information Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced November 10 that it reached a consent decree with a California-based seed and fertilizer provider, requiring the company to pay $187,000 to settle a series of alleged civil rights violations, including…

Advocates weigh in on upcoming Supreme Court, EEOC case

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Considers EEOC Case
Disability Rights California recently signed onto an amicus brief filed by civil rights groups to the Supreme Court, on behalf of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a case with major implications for how…

Judge recommends that grocery chain be held in contempt, again

Friday, August 29, 2014
Medical leave policies
A federal judge has recommended that Supervalu Inc. be held in contempt and sanctioned for violating a consent decree with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, for its alleged continuous failure to comply with the Americans with…

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