Over the last several months, I have written about leave
as a reasonable accommodation. This hot topic was recently the subject of an
EEOC public meeting, which featured testimony from a panel
of industry leaders who offered their views about how to comply with the
ADA and appropriately permit employee...
A lot has be written over the past couple of years
predicting how the 2009 amendments to the ADA have eviscerated the definition
of disability. Here's what I wrote a couple of months ago , after reviewing
the EEOC's then-new regulations:
While the regulations make clear that "not every...
Our friends at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently scored another big win in a pregnancy discrimination case -- actually got summary judgment against the employer, which is unusual. In this case, the employer apparently knew it had messed up and failed to contest the EEOC's...
Earlier this month, I wrote about the ADA and hiring preferences , pointing out that the
disability discrimination laws do not prevent an employer from giving a hiring
preference to a disabled job applicant by creating a cause for action in favor
of a non-disabled applicant or employee. What happens...
Let's say you operate a business in NJ. Your disabled
employee comes to you requesting an accommodation for his disability. Does the
mere failure to provide that accommodation trigger a claim under the New Jersey Law
Against Discrimination (NJLAD)? What about under the Americans with Disabilities...
by Ann Kontner
It seems that as Human Resources professionals we have
been inundated with information about the new definition of the term
"disability" under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. Furthermore,
it has been burned into our psyche that an employer must go through an
by Lindsay M. Bouffard
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's recently appointed CEO, has come
under fire for her decision to end Yahoo's telecommuting program. This drastic
measure has Human Resources professionals wondering whether a blanket ban on
telecommuting could have legal ramifications. Under...
Two lawsuits filed in the past 11 days by the EEOC serve as a reminder that the mandatory “interactive process” under the Americans with Disability Act requires the employer to at least discuss whether there is an appropriate reasonable accommodation. There is not, however, any requirement...