Is a Policy Requiring Employees to be 100% Healed Before Returning to Work a Problem?
Posted on June 13, 2018READ MORE
Does Refusing a Request to Work Remotely Equal Discrimination?
Posted on March 7, 2018READ MORE
Is An Allergy a Disability?
Posted on January 31, 2018READ MORE
How Far Do You Have to Go to Accommodate a Religious Belief?
Posted on January 24, 2018
Posted in Religious Discriminationthe situation An employee who is normally scheduled to work one Saturday a month tells you that he cannot do so because he is a Seventh Day Adventist (and thus celebrates Sabbath on Saturdays). You tell him he is free to use leave for any Saturdays on which he would otherwise have to work, but […] READ MORE
Return to Work Only When Cleared of Medical Restrictions—Is this a Problem?
Posted on November 15, 2017READ 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
Watch Out for Age-based Commentary
Posted on February 20, 2015
Posted in Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination LawIs calling an employee “old man” discriminatory? It could be–just yesterday, the EEOC announced that Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $150,000 and provide other relief to a resolve an age and disability lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of an employee. The EEOC charged that Wal-Mart discriminated against the employee by subjecting him to […] 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, 2015READ MORE
Even Extremely Flexible Schedule Accommodation Request Not Unreasonable as a Matter of Law
Posted on October 17, 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