Medical inquiries

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…

Target to pay $2.8 million in discrimination settlement

Friday, September 4, 2015
Target to Pay for Discriminatory Practices
Target will pay compensation to more than 3,000 people whose rights were allegedly violated under federal discrimination laws, as part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced August 24. Under the…

Trucking company to compensate 23 former job applicants for unlawful medical inquiries

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Trucking Company Settles Employment Discrimination Complaint
Celadon Trucking Services will pay $200,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, one month after a federal court struck down most of its application policy. For a period…

Trucking company sued over medical clearance policy

Monday, March 16, 2015
Damages Awarded for Overly Broad Medical Inquiry Policy
A federal court has ordered an Arkansas trucking company to pay $477,399 in damages for subjecting its drivers to overly broad medical inquiries. The ADA prohibits employers from inquiring into employee’s medical…

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…

Agreement requires Baltimore to revamp hiring practices

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Baltimore to cease illegal inquiries
The Department of Justice and the city of Baltimore announced an agreement August 20, requiring the city to cease illegal medical inquiries during its hiring processes. “The Justice Department will not tolerate discriminatory, outdated stereotypes…