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Jury Award of $3.5M Reinstated in Chrysler Discrimination Case

August 23, 2012
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According to the ruling by the 7th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in Otto May Jr. v. Chrysler Group L.L.C., the Cuban-born May was the target of racist, xenophobic, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti that appeared in and around the company's paint department between 2002 and 2005.
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Counseling as an ADA-Protected Medical Examination

August 23, 2012
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If counseling qualifies as a covered medical exam, then employers, like WLAA, will have to rely on the statute's defense of job-relatedness and business necessity if an employee needs counseling.
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Wal-Mart Settles Employee's EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $50,000

August 22, 2012
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The EEOC said Wal-Mart fired Marcia Arney, a part-time clerk, from her position in its Carlsbad, New Mexico, store rather than trying to return her to her job after a medical leave related to her cerebral palsy.
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Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Why Non-Bay State Companies Should Care

August 21, 2012
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The state's Fair Share Law is alive and well, and companies with any employees in Massachusetts may be required to follow it.
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Determining When a Company Knows That an Employee Engaged in Protected Activity

August 21, 2012
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The employer argued that it was impossible for it have known that the plaintiff had filed an EEOC charge before it fired her because it has lost its mailbox key and therefore it could not have received its copy of the charge.
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Confidential Workplace Investigations are Under Attack … by the EEOC?

August 13, 2012
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should be championing confidential investigations, not signaling that they constitute a flagrant violation of Title VII.
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More Companies Linking Rewards, Penalties to Wellness Program Results

August 9, 2012
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Fifty-eight percent of employers offering wellness incentives pegged rewards to completion of lifestyle modification programs such as weight loss, smoking cessation and physical fitness.
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Trucking Company Settles EEOC Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $120,000

August 7, 2012
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A defunct trucking company hired 38 white dock workers at its Newton, North Carolina facility in April 2011, purposefully overlooking six equally qualified African-American applicants for the positions on the basis of their race.
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SHRM Survey: Fewer Employers Conducting Credit, Criminal Checks of Job Applicants

July 25, 2012
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The survey also found that an applicant's negative credit information is not a barrier to hiring, with 80 percent of the respondents saying they hired an individual with a poor credit report.
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