It starts out as a simple challenge: Companies need a way to track employee attendance.
The definition of disability — the kind employers have to make an effort to accommodate — just keeps getting wider and wider.
Here’s more disappointing proof that employees (or rather, ex-employees) will sue you for just about anything these days. The more disturbing fact: Sometimes, seemingly ridiculous lawsuits are found to have merit.
An Arkansas car dealership is on the hook for more than $128k after it failed to accommodate a sales manager who returned to work after spine surgery.
Many employers have taken a pro-active approach to helping employees deal with drug and alcohol problems. A recent case out of New Jersey clarifies just how far companies can go in setting protocols for ensuring that workers stay on the straight and narrow.
Making assumptions based on stereotypes about an applicant’s fitness for work is a sure-fire way to get you in trouble, as an Indiana firm recently learned.
Accommodations for disabled employees needn’t be complicated. Here’s an example of how one simple step could have saved a retail chain from a sizable penalty for violating the ADA.
This is a federal employment law pill some employers have a tough time swallowing.
Here’s a reminder that the feds want to see all employers explore job reassignment as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
There’s a new entry on the list of conditions that can qualify as a disability in the workplace: claustrophobia.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is showing no signs of letting up on disability lawsuits.
A new court ruling just made it a little more difficult for employers, managers and supervisors to comply with the ADA’s accommodation requirements.
Since the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease earlier this summer, we’ve already seen one obesity-as-disability case pop up. Here’s the second.
Think the feds aren’t serious about enforcing laws against disability discrimination? Check this: A recent case is going to cost home improvement retailer Lowe’s a cool $8.6 million.
In 2009, U.S. employees filed 93,277 workplace discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the second highest number ever. And for the first time, race discrimination did not top the list of claims.
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