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Discrimination and EEOC Compliance

Discrimination and EEOC Compliance

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No Longer a Remote Possibility

November 19, 2014
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It is important for employers and employees to understand that courts are being more flexible in determining a reasonable accommodation.
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Jury Verdicts Damage a Company's Reputation

November 19, 2014
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Jury verdicts can label a company as one that discriminates systemically and intentionally. That damage is much worse than a nine figure punitive reward unlikely to be cashed by a plaintiff.
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Nonprofits, Volunteers and Labor Relations

November 17, 2014
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By relying heavily on the lack of payment to show lack of control, the 6th Circuit drew a line that will be difficult for most bona fide volunteers to cross to demonstrate employment status.
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Title VII’s Transgender Protections

November 5, 2014
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The time is coming when LGBTQ discrimination will no longer be allowed. I suggest you get on the bandwagon now, and send a signal to all of your employees that you are a business of inclusion, not one of bigotry and exclusion.
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EEOC Files Historic, Challenges Biometric Testing by Employers

October 30, 2014
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Although Obamacare allows employers to conduct biometric tests, the EEOC says such tests violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
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The Times are Changing for LGBT Discrimination

October 28, 2014
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Employers can, and should, adopt progressive anti-discrimination policies that make it clear they embrace inclusion for all employees, even if Title VII still permits discrimination against some.
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'He Liked Breasts' Is Never an Appropriate Response to a Harassment Complaint

October 23, 2014
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What is an appropriate response? Here are 10 steps to follow if you receive a harassment complaint from an employee.
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Cop Caught Sleeping on the Job Awarded $1M in ADA Lawsuit

October 21, 2014
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Unless an employee is absolutely unable to perform the essential functions of the job with (or without) reasonable accommodations, a medical diagnosis should never come into play as a reason for termination.
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Do Personality Tests Pass the ADA-Compliance Test?

October 14, 2014
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If you are considering using personality tests to screen applicants or current employees, tread carefully and not without the input of your employment counsel.
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The Difference Between Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Favoritism

October 8, 2014
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What is the difference between sexual discrimination and sexual favoritism? The former is illegal, while the latter isn’t.
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