The settlement resolves a 2008 lawsuit filed against the Little Rock, Arkansas-based retailer for allegedly using a longstanding national policy and practice of requiring all employees to disclose personal and confidential medical information to obtain sick leave, the EEOC said in a statement Dec. 18.
The settlement resolves a 2011 lawsuit filed against a Big Lots store in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for allegedly violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a store manager sexually harassed a class of female employees.
Best practices for employers navigating social media rules, policies and local and federal regulations include a dedicated and well-communicated policy on social media and a clearly stated policy on social media monitoring in the workplace, which should be limited to business purposes only, according to the survey.
In the suit filed in April against Waco, Texas-based CTW L.L.C., which does business as Wendy's, the EEOC alleged that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by denying job applicant Michael Harrison employment at its Wendy's franchise in Killeen, Texas, after learning of his hearing impairment, the EEOC said Oct. 10 in a statement.
Since 2004, Talal Alfaour, a loader at UPS in San Francisco, allegedly had faced verbal and physical harassment, often referred to by supervisors and co-workers as “Dr. Bomb,” “al-Qaida” and “Taliban,” the EEOC said in a statement.
Under the new rule finalized Dec. 21, cargo pilots are exempt from a sweeping overhaul of commercial airline pilot scheduling, where pilots would fly shorter shifts and be given longer rest periods, the FAA said in statement.