Brooke Colaizzi

Brooke Colaizzi

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

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EEOC Loses One, Wins One

The EEOC had a roller coaster week with respect to its aggressive challenges to employers’ background check practices. On September 3, a federal district court in Maryland slapped the EEOC with an attorney’s fees...more

9/10/2015 - Attorney's Fees Background Checks BMW Consent Decrees Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC

“A Theory in Search of Facts”: Federal Court Blasts EEOC Challenge to Criminal and Credit Background Checks

Criticizing the EEOC for placing employers in a "Hobson's choice" related to the criminal and credit background check of job applicants, the federal district court in Maryland threw out the EEOC's lawsuit against an event...more

9/12/2013 - Credit Reports Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Disparate Impact EEOC Job Applicants

EEOC Attacks Post-Offer Medical Exams in GINA Lawsuits

The EEOC filed in May its first ever lawsuits alleging violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), both of which alleged that the employer violated GINA by including questions about family medical...more

7/15/2013 - ADA Disability Discrimination EEOC Genetic Discrimination GINA Medical Records

Proposed Regulations Would Promote Growth of Wellness Programs

Five federal agencies have collectively proposed regulations to implement elements of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") healthcare reform legislation designed to encourage employers to sponsor employee wellness programs. The...more

1/4/2013 - ADA Affordable Care Act Discrimination DOL EBSA HHS HIPAA IRS Treasury Wellness Programs

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