Category Archives: Equal Employment Opportunity

7th Circuit Won’t Rehear United Airlines ADA Reassignment Case

An appeals court won’t rehear a case in which it ruled that United Airlines was not required to reassign a worker with a disability because that accommodation would have violated its collective bargaining agreement’s seniority policy. The court also held…

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Thompson’s Top HR Stories of 2015

The start of a new year offers the opportunity to take stock, and to plan ahead. It’s anyone’s guess what 2016 will hold for human resources professionals, but looking back at the stories that drew the most interest from our…

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Littler Forecasts Top 10 EEOC Trends to Watch in 2016

Systemic investigations, hiring scrutiny and pregnancy discrimination are among the trends at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that employers should be looking out for in the coming year, according to attorneys at Littler Mendelson PC. A report issued by…

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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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