Richard D. Tuschman

Richard D. Tuschman

Akerman LLP

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EEOC Will Now Process Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims

On February 3rd, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released an internal memorandum stating that the EEOC will now process and investigate claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation, transgender status, and...more

5/19/2015 - Discrimination EEOC Enforcement Authority Gender Identity Sex Discrimination Title VII Transgender

EEOC Has a Limited Duty to Conciliate, Supreme Court Rules

Before filing suit against an employer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a duty to notify the employer of the claim and give the employer an opportunity to discuss the matter. But the EEOC has no duty to engage...more

5/6/2015 - Conciliation Discrimination EEOC Enforcement Actions Judicial Review Mach Mining v EEOC SCOTUS Title VII

Court Slaps Down EEOC Subpoena, Refusing to Allow Agency to Expand its Investigation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of employment discrimination. But there are limits to that authority, as illustrated by a recent Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals...more

11/17/2014 - ADA Corporate Counsel Cruise Ships Discrimination EEOC Enforcement Actions Foreign Nationals Subpoenas

Do Employers Have To Offer Telecommuting As A Reasonable Accommodation?

Regular attendance is an essential function of most jobs. Thus, employers generally do not have to accommodate employees whose disability prevents them from regularly attending their job....more

5/5/2014 - ADA EEOC Ford Motor Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

Yes, You Can Fire An Employee Because She Is Hot, Iowa Supreme Court Affirms

Last year we reported on the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in Nelson v. James H. Knight, DDS (Iowa, December 21, 2012), in which the court held that a dental practice did not discriminate against a female assistant by...more

7/17/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Gender Discrimination Hiring & Firing Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Title VII

When Bad Things Happen To Good Employers: An Equal Employment Opportunity Update

I've had many clients tell me they can't believe they're being sued for discrimination. They tell me they treat their employees fairly, that they're not bigoted, that they would never discriminate against employees on the...more

3/14/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Race Discrimination

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