Katie Parham

Katie Parham

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New EEOC Guidance Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees

The EEOC has issued new guidance on the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"), and, not surprisingly, taken a very expansive view of the protections to be afforded pregnant employees....more

7/16/2014 - ADA Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

What's the One Thing Every Company's Telecommuting Policy Must Include?

If, under certain circumstances, employers are required to accomodate remote work, what essential elements should be included in any company's Telecommuting Plan? ...more

5/13/2014 - ADA Hiring & Firing Legal Perspectives Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

Is Telecommuting As A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA The New Norm?

Executive Summary: The Sixth Circuit recently held that a four day per week telecommuting arrangement could be a reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee, even though the employer determined, in its business judgment,...more

5/1/2014 - ADA Disability Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

Pregnancy-Blind Light Duty Policy Not Enough To Obtain Summary Judgment On Pregnancy Discrimination Claim In New Sixth Circuit...

The Sixth Circuit recently held that a certified nursing assistant (CNA) should be permitted to take her Pregnancy Discrimination Act claim to trial even though the employer terminated her based on its facially neutral policy...more

1/16/2014 - Essential Functions Light-Duty Positions Pregnancy Discrimination

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