WASHINGTON, D.C. - The EEOC plans to take final action in July 2010 to revise its Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and accompanying interpretative guidance (29 CFR part 1630 and accompanying appendix) in order to implement the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Pursuant to the 2008 amendments...
On September 30, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) filed suit against the U.S. Steel Corporation and the United
Steelworkers of America, Local 1557, claiming that U.S. Steel's random alcohol
testing policy, authorized under its collective bargaining agreement with the
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal job bias complaints climbed to record levels last year, led by a surge in workers claiming discrimination based on disability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by about 17 percent to 25,165 claims. Overall, the...
The final regulations and
accompanying interpretive guidance implementing the Americans with Disabilities
Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) were issued today by the Equal Employment
by the EEOC , the ADAAA:
directs the EEOC to revise the portion of its
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued
regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
(referred to as the ADAAA or the Amendments Act), providing further
interpretive guidance for the statutory amendments. One of the central
purposes of the Amendments...
Last week I summarized the new ADA regulations issued by the EEOC;
therefore, I figured this week I would focus on some of the nuances of the
regulations that are worth keeping an eye on.
While it is clear the definition of disability is to be
construed broadly, the EEOC has also provided nine...
On this edition, Ashley Kasarjian of Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix, AZ office, discusses how recent EEOC regulations issued in March 2011 interplay with statutory changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act that became effective in early 2009. She reviews specific areas addressed by the regulations...
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...
The American Bar Association sponsored a webinar this
week on the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was noteworthy for its
inclusion of EEOC commissioners Chai
Feldblum (Democrat) and Victoria
I'm usually such a doom-and-gloomer when it comes to the
To prove disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a plaintiff, at a minimum, must prove that:
she is disabled;
she is otherwise qualified to perform the job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation; and
she was discharged ...
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Kroll v. White Lake Ambulance Authority , ___ F.3d ___, Case No. 10-2348, held that requiring an employee to undergo psychological counseling may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The ADA states:
"A covered entity...
A divided Arkansas appellate court recently held that a former employer that paid $60,000 to a former employee to settle the latter’s EEOC & ADA charges might be entitled to at least a partial credit under Ark. Code Ann. § 11-9-807 against future workers’ compensation disability...