Discrimination

PREGNANCY POLICY COSTS COMPANY $200K

A Tennessee-based professional caregiving company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a former employee. The EEOC filed suit alleging the company’s policy regarding pregnant employees violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the […]

EEOC BRINGS SUIT AGAINST EMPLOYER WHO RESCINDED JOB OFFER TO APPLICANT ON ANXIETY MEDICATION

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a Wisconsin inpatient residential health facility violated federal law by rescinding a job offer because the applicant tested positive for a prescribed medication during a pre-employment drug screen. Rogers Behavioral Health (RBH) offered a job applicant the position of intake specialist. During a pre-employment physical, which included […]

SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE IF TITLE VII PROHIBITS LGBT DISCRIMINATION

The United States Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on the issue of LGBT discrimination. Specifically, whether sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The Supreme Court will consider three cases: Zarda v. Altitude Express (2nd Circuit), Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (11th Circuit), and Stephens […]

DID YOU KNOW?

By: Ashley Staab Did you know that mental health is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? As most employers are aware, the ADA applies to employers with 15 or more employees. The ADA protects qualified individuals with a disability from discrimination in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other […]

DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND GAMING CONTROL BOARD TO COLLECT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION POLICIES FROM LICENSEES

As we advised earlier this month, Governor Sisolak signed an Executive Order shortly after taking the oath of office creating the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy. The eleven member task force is charged with reviewing sexual harassment policies and procedures from state agencies and reporting on its findings. It is clear […]

GOVERNOR CREATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT TASK FORCE

Governor Steve Sisolak was sworn in as Nevada’s 30th Governor on January 7, 2019. As his first official act as Governor, Sisolak signed an executive order establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law and Policy. “There is no place for workforce sexual harassment or discrimination in Nevada, period. And if we […]

FEWER HOLIDAY PARTIES IN 2018 – WHY?

Fewer Holiday Parties Due In Part to #MeToo, Study Finds According to a recent study, only 65% of companies intend to throw a holiday party this year. These numbers haven’t been this low since we were in the midst of the Great Recession, when only 62% of companies planned to hold a holiday party for […]

ADA INTERACTIVE PROCESS: AVOID THESE COMMON MISTAKES

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. As it relates to employment, the ADA protects both employees and applicants for employment. Covered employers (15 or more employees) are required to provide reasonable […]

DISCRIMINATION & OUR AGING WORKFORCE

Despite the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) over 40 years ago, nearly 2/3 of workers ages 55 to 64 report that their age is a barrier to getting a job. A recent study projected that by 2022 (only 4 years from now), 27% of men and 20% of women ages 65 […]

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