EEOC Issues Guide on Leaves as ADA Accommodation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a new Resource Document (“Resource”) to reinforce employers’ obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities. ...

EEOC Opens the Bathroom Door

  • May 9, 2016
  • EEOC
  • Sara Gullickson McGrane

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just issued a new fact sheet on transgender rights that they hope will flush the discrimination v. privacy debate down the drain. Entitled “Bathroom Access Rights for Transgender ...

Cargill Case Is Battle of Prayer v. Production

Religious discrimination charges have now been filed against Cargill for having fired about 150 Muslim employees who complained about insufficient time for prayer breaks during their work shifts. The workers, who are mostly Somalian immigrants, ...

EEOC Nets $525 Million in 2015; Now E-Mailing Charges

  • Mar 8, 2016
  • EEOC
  • Dennis J. Merley

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced recently that they settled or resolved over 15,000 cases in Fiscal 2015 that brought in over half a billion dollars for alleged victims of discrimination. EEOC also heralded ...

EEOC’s New Retaliation Guide is Threat to Employers

  • Feb 16, 2016
  • EEOC
  • Dennis J. Merley

The new Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues proposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) poses a threat of more retaliation claims under federal discrimination laws (I.e. Title VII, the ADA and the ADEA) and increased liability for ...