“You Want More Time Off?” – Dealing with Employees’ Medical Leave Requests Under the FMLA and ADA
The ADA Amendments Act substantially broadened the definition of protected disabled persons under federal law. Prior to ADAAA, federal courts routinely dismissed disability discrimination claims on the basis that the claimed...more
For the first time in over 30 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a comprehensive update to its guidelines on pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy...more
On July 14, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues, its first comprehensive update in 30 years. The guidance covers the...more
Ever since disability discrimination became illegal, the most pressing question has been how to define a disability. One of the first issues the courts faced was how to deal with disabilities that could be corrected with...more
The Amended Americans with Disabilities Act has greatly expanded the definition of “disability.” Under the ADAAA and its regulations, disability is defined as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or...more
Is the Internet a place? Apparently, no one’s entirely sure, but one federal appeals court has asked the California Supreme Court to figure it out in the context of a lawsuit that is pending against Cable News Network....more
In late January 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Summers v. Altarum Inst. Corp., 740 F.3d 325 (4th Cir. 2014), that a sufficiently severe temporary impairment may be a covered disability under the Americans...more
Over the past decade, the number of claims pregnant workers have filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has risen by almost 50 percent, according to the National Women’s Law Center (“NWLC”). Most of...more
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Employment Law Insight, a service of the Employment Law practice group at Patton Boggs LLP...
...Why “Employment Law Insight”? Employers have available to them, and indeed are...more
Imagine you are the Hiring Manager for a distribution warehouse and have just begun interviewing applicants for a materials handler position. The first candidate enters the room, standing at a height of 5’4”, weighing more...more
In an important ruling for employers, the Fourth Circuit recently underscored that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) does not require employers to provide pregnant workers with special accommodations. Young v. United...more
Is this new UPS pregnancy discrimination decision really such great news for employers?
HINT: Check the dates!!!
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit* held this week that there is no "reasonable...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac...more
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