Human Resources News & Insights

ADA ruling: Extreme cost not enough to label accommodation an ‘undue hardship’

Here’s painful proof that courts don’t want to hear that you used cost as the determining factor to deny a disabled employee an accommodation under the ADA. 

It just got a little easier to charge you with discrimination

Now, even if you’re trying to help individuals work for your company, you could be charged with discrimination. 

EEOC explains rights of employees with mental health conditions

The EEOC continues to issue resource guides for employees suffering from various health conditions to let them know the job protections and benefits available to them under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But while the guides are written for workers, employers can learn a lot from them. 

Gender bias in promotion decision costs healthcare firm a cool $125k

Here’s another reminder that a woman’s pregnancy can’t be used against her in any employment situation — including promotion decisions. 

Check your health plan: EEOC says denying this coverage is now discriminatory

Excluding a certain type of coverage from your company’s health plan has officially become risky business — even though it’s possible the same couldn’t have been said about this exclusion a few years ago. 

EEOC issues new discrimination guidance: 11 changes to pay attention to

The EEOC is supplanting a 14-year-old section in its compliance manual with a brand new set of enforcement guidance. 

3 costly mistakes that could be lurking in your documentation

It’s not always what’s missing from employee documentation that could get you in trouble. It’s also what may already be in your documentation that could land you on the wrong end of a lawsuit. 

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why. 

Can you kick a 102-year-old out of the office, even if it’s ‘for his own good’?

If you’re worried about an employee’s health or safety in his current position, can you force the employee to work elsewhere? 

EEOC: Don’t tell staff this about ADA-protected workers

Beware: What you say to your employees about a co-worker’s ADA condition/claim could lead to a retaliation charge.