New Checklist from OFCCP Related to Affirmative Action
Posted on August 14, 2015
Posted in Discrimination LawThe Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and requires government contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to give jobs to and promote qualified individuals with disabilities. According to the DOL, an affirmative action program is meant to provide individuals with disabilities with equal employment opportunity-it is supposed to be dynamic in nature […] READ MORE
What if an employee with bipolar disorder is aggressive and disruptive? Does the ADA prevent an employer from firing that employee?
Posted on March 20, 2015READ MORE
What if an employee quits before hearing us out on our response to her reasonable accommodation request? Is my company liable?
Posted on January 30, 2015READ MORE
Even Extremely Flexible Schedule Accommodation Request Not Unreasonable as a Matter of Law
Posted on October 17, 2014READ MORE
New Guidance from EEOC on Pregnancy Discrimination
Posted on July 18, 2014READ MORE
Policy Allowing No More Than Six Months’ Sick Leave Does Not Violate Rehabilitation Act
Posted on July 11, 2014
Posted in Rehabilitation Act of 1973The Tenth Circuit was recently faced with the question of whether a university’s inflexible policy disallowing sick leave longer than six months violated the Rehabilitation Act. Rejecting the claims of the plaintiff, an assistant professor who sought more than six months leave after being diagnosed with and beginning treatment for cancer, the Tenth Circuit found […] READ MORE
Telecommuting—A Reasonable Accommodation?
Posted on May 2, 2014READ MORE
A Sufficiently Severe Temporary Impairment May Constitute a Disability
Posted on January 31, 2014
Posted in ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination LawThere is no question that the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”) broadened the meaning of “disability and provide employees even greater protection under the ADA. However, there remain some areas of uncertainty with regard to this new, broader definition. One such question was how the permanence of an impairment (or lack thereof) would affect […] READ MORE