Category Archives: Equal Employment Opportunity

Target Pays $2.8M to Resolve EEOC Charges

Target has agreed to pay $2.8 million to resolve U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allegations that it violated several nondiscrimination laws. The agreement was reached through the EEOC’s conciliation process. During an investigation, the EEOC found reasonable cause to believe…

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Accommodation Was Not Reasonable, So ADA Lawsuit Against Law Firm Fails

A law firm did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating an assistant who could no longer perform heavy lifting, a federal appeals court ruled. Heavy lifting was an essential function of the employee’s job and her inability…

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EEOC Proposes 30-percent Limit for Wellness Incentives

Financial wellness incentives of up to 30 percent of coverage costs would be allowed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, based on rules proposed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This long-awaited guidance generally defers to HIPAA’s nondiscrimination rules,…

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Learn About Pregnant Employees Workplace Rights During Nov. 11 #hrintelchat

Are you treating your pregnant employees properly? Do you have to offer them an accommodation? There’s been a flurry of action around treatment of pregnant employees under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, some of which has been confusing. The PDA says…

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Third EEOC Wellness Lawsuit Draws Industry Ire

An employer group criticized the latest legal challenge to an employee wellness program filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The commission alleges that Honeywell International, Inc.’s biometric testing incentive for employees and their spouses violates the Americans with…

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EEOC Targets Another Employee Wellness Program

A second employer has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over its employee wellness program. Once again, the EEOC alleges that the company’s penalties for nonparticipation rendered the program involuntary, making it a medical inquiry prohibited by…

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Conciliate First, Court Tells EEOC as it Tosses out Lawsuit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may not sue an employer unless it has engaged in pre-litigation conciliation — even for pattern or practice claims — a federal district court has held. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District…

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EEOC Lawsuit Says Employer Violated GINA by Requesting Too Much Medical Info

An employer violated the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act when it asked applicants and employees for information about their medical history, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit filed Sept. 17. BNV Home Care Agency, Inc., a New…

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EEOC Plans Disability Hiring Goal for Federal Employers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced May 15 its intent to issue regulations that create a plan for federal employers to serve as “model employers” of workers with disabilities — a plan that may include a hiring goal, according…

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10 Valuable Tips for FMLA, ADA Compliance

Here is a “Do” and “Do Not” list based on the outcome of 10 claims for interference and retaliation filed by the U.S. Department of Labor or aggrieved employees that the courts have tried in the first four months of…

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