The stats are in—retaliation continues to top the list of charges filed with the EEOC
Posted on February 13, 2015
Posted in RetaliationOn February 4, 2015, the EEOC released its data regarding 2014 charges. In fiscal year 2014, 88,778 charges of workplace discrimination were filed with the EEOC. Apparently, the number of charges filed was actually down a little from recent fiscal years, but the EEOC attributes this, at least in part, to the government shutdown during […] READ 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, 2015
Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)No—according to a recent decision of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. EEOC v. Kohl’s Department Store, Inc., No. 14-1268 (1st Cir. Dec. 19, 2014). If an employee quits when she gets a negative response to her request for accommodation and fails to actually participate in the interactive process, the employer does not face liability. […] READ MORE