Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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…

New regulations seek to clarify ADA’s scope

Wednesday, August 31, 2016The Department of Justice published new regulations August 11, implementing a 2008 law that sought to counter a series of Supreme Court decisions that had narrowed the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “This final rule clarifies Congress’s original…

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 sues McDonalds on behalf of deaf applicant

Friday, January 8, 2016
McDonalds Facing Discrimination Suit
Ricky Washington submitted a job application to McDonalds in June 2012, in which he disclosed his disability by informing the fast food giant that he attended the Kansas School for the Deaf. The McDonalds store, located…

EEOC improves accessibility options for people filing discrimination complaints

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
EEOC Provides ASL-Fluent Intake Workers
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced December 11 that people who are deaf or hard of hearing seeking to file discrimination complaints will now be able to communicate, via videophone, directly to intake representatives fluent…

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…

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