The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation,... more +
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public accomodation, transportation, communications and governmental activities. The Act defines a covered disability as those mental or physical impairments that substantially interfere with one or more major life activities. Five different federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the ADA: Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, Department of Transportation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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In the midst of trying to keep straight all employer responsibilities, obligations, and pitfalls under the ADA and the FMLA, as well as a plethora of other federal and state laws, the EEOC's simultaneous filing and settlement...more
Qualified employees with a disability are entitled to a reasonable accommodation from their employer to enable them to perform the essential functions of their job. One of the most difficult issues employers face is...more
BASF has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims that workers were forced to sign illegal last chance agreements (LCAs). The multinational chemical corporation settled a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity...more
President Barack Obama's second term will likely bring new employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
President Barack Obama's election in 2008 ushered in a period of increased...more
Dillard's Inc., a large national retail chain, has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a class action disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This settlement is further...more
Earlier this week, the national department store chain Dillard’s agreed to pay $2M to settle a discrimination claim based upon its policy of requiring absent employees to provide a doctor’s note stating the medical reason for...more
What would the holidays be without a visit from the EEOC!
Its latest visit was to Dillard’s – to stop by to pick up a $2 million settlement check this week in connection with an ADA class action filed in California back...more
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