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, 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