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Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
What Does "Good Faith" Mean for the EEOC?

The District of Hawaii is the latest federal court to address the obligations of the EEOC during conciliation before it files suit. In EEOC v. La Rana Hawaii, LLC, the court determined that the Ninth Circuit's decision in EEOC v. Pierce Packing required...

Donna Ballman
My Office Air Conditioning Broke In A Heat Wave. What Are My Rights?

The agency that regulates workplace safety is OSHA. If your workplace temperature has reached dangerous levels, OSHA might be able to help. In general, though, there's no law saying how hot is too hot. OSHA's general recommendation is that temperatures...

Lisa Stam
NASA's Social Media in the Workplace

For any fellow space geeks out there, the last few week have been a very exciting NASA adventure, with Curiosity landing on Mars and transmitting amazing photos back to earth. Videos and photos of the NASA employees erupting with joy after the 7 minutes...

Jon Hyman
Counseling as an ADA-protected medical examination

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from "requir[ing] a medical examination" or "mak[ing] inquiries of an employee as to whether such employee is an individual with a disability ... unless such examination or inquiry...

Philip Miles
Desperate Housewives - The Lawsuit - COTW #106

The employment law Case of the Week is Touchstone Television v. Nicollette Sheridan (yes, that Nicollette Sheridan). This case has more twists and turns than an episode of Desperate Housewives! I'm guessing . . . never actually seen the show. In any...

Jon Hyman
What qualifies as “opposition” under Title VII?

Last week, I discussed the limits of Title VII's opposition clause in protecting (or not protecting, as the case may be) employees who make unreasonable or unfounded complaints about discrimination. Today, I am going to discuss another aspect of the...