Katherine G. Rigby and Asha A. Santos of Ogletree Deakins in Boston Shares Her Insights on Various Employment Law Issues

Employee Evaluations Why should employers conduct employee valuations? What are the risks of poorly drafted performance evaluations? What should employers do to avoid when they are in the position of giving a negative review? Who should conduct an employee's evaluation? ...

Transfer preferences to vacant positions as an ADA reasonable accommodation continue to baffle courts

A disabled employee comes to you and asks for a transfer to an open and available position as a reasonable accommodation? Do you grant the request? For the time being, there is no clear answer to this difficult question. The ADA includes "reassignment to a vacant position" as a possible...

EEOC Commissioner Feldblum Provides Answers on Obesity as an ADA Disability

About two years ago, the EEOC sued a Texas company, alleging that the company engaged in disability discrimination, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act , when it fired a 680-pound worker because he was morbidly obese. The EEOC alleged that the employee's immense weight interfered...