Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

As we start the New Year, employers would be wise to conduct an audit of their employee handbooks to make sure they are up-to-date and legally compliant.  What are some of the top issues you will want to be aware of regarding potential changes for 2016?  There are many. First and foremost, you will want […]

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits recently against two employers located in Florida and Michigan alleging that both employers had violated Title VII by discriminating against transgender employees. These cases mark the first time the EEOC has brought suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against a private employer to […]

When you have an employee with a known disability, it is imperative that you not act before you have thought through whether the employee’s actions could be caused by his/her disability. South San Francisco Walgreens recently learned this lesson when the EEOC sued the largest drug store chain in America for disability discrimination. What happened […]

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICALS: EMPLOYERS BEWARE Recently, the EEOC decided to breathe some life into the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act by taking a much more aggressive approach to the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. The EEOC has identified genetic discrimination as one of its six national priorities. Thus, they recently commenced an action against two different companies that […]

When someone sues under the ADA for discrimination, the courts sort out what happens according to a process known as a “shifting burden.” That’s a dialogue of accusations and responses that allows each party to explain its side of the story: 1. An employee makes a prima facie case of discrimination. This is a statement […]