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Associated Fresh Market to Pay $832,500 to Resolve EEOC Disability Discrimination Allegations

Company Disadvantaged Class of People With Disabilities in Various Ways, Federal Agency Found - SALT LAKE CITY - A Salt Lake City-based grocery store chain will pay $832,500 to resolve a group of disability discrimination...more

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Oncor Sued for Disability Discrimination and Mandatory Medication Disclosure Policy

Every Employee Required to Tell Boss of Every Medicine That 'Could' Affect Job, Federal Agency Charges - DALLAS - Dallas-based Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC violated federal law by terminating a data entry clerk...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Feds Expand Oversight of Representative Payees for SSDI and SSI Recipients

For most Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues monthly checks directly to the recipients. However, where the...more

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Pacific Bell Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit with EEOC

Company Refused Deaf Employee's Requests for Interpreter, Federal Agency Charges - FRESNO, Calif. - Pacific Bell Telephone Company, formerly known as AT&T Pacific Bell, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Non-Profit Files Disability-Discrimination Suit against a Dozen Skilled-Nursing Facilities in Arizona

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After two years of undercover inquiries, in which “testers” enlisted by a non-profit requested accommodations for a fictional deaf grandparent, the Southwest Fair Housing Council has filed a disability-discrimination...more

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Werner Enterprises Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination in Hiring

Nebraska Trucking Company Also Made Unlawful Pre-Offer Disability-Related Inquiries, Federal Agency Charges - ST. LOUIS - Werner Enterprises, Inc., a truckload carrier headquartered in Omaha, Neb., violated the Americans...more

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Dignity Health Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Agency Alleges Employer Fired Longtime Employee with Vision Loss - REDDING, Calif. - Dignity Health, operating Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif., violated federal law when it refused to provide accommodations to...more

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EEOC Sues Pulmonary Specialists of Tyler And Sleep Health for Disability Discrimination

ADA Violated With Unlawful Medical Inquiry and Termination, Federal Agency Charges - DALLAS - Pulmonary Specialists of Tyler and Sleep Health violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by making an unlawful medical...more

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Halliburton To Pay $280,000 For Breach of Settlement Agreement in EEOC Discrimination Case

Company Failed to Honor Agreement to Hire Applicant to Resolve Disability Bias Charge, Federal Agency Charged - JACKSON, Miss. - Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., an oil and gas exploration services company with...more

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EEOC Sues Pacific Sunwear Of California, LLC

Lifestyle Clothing Retailer Refuses to Hire Applicant in Wheelchair, Federal Agency Charges - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Pacific Sunwear of California (PacSun), a leading specialty retailer that sells casual apparel,...more

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Mints New Test for Determining Discriminatory Intent in Disability Cases

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In a huge win for Wisconsin employers, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the longstanding version of the inference method followed by the Labor Industry Review Commission (LIRC) to determine intent in disability...more

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Taking Work Restrictions Seriously: The EEOC Is Targeting “100% Healed” Policies as Systemic Disability Discrimination

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A “100-percent healed” policy refers to a practice or procedure that mandates that an employee be released to work by his physician without any restrictions before he may return to work. For example, if an employee who took...more

Fisher Phillips

Web Exclusive - June 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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Employers Are Allowed to Choose Alternative Reasonable Accommodations if Effective

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Employers generally understand their obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as a number of state and...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

The Final Nail In The Coffin For Private Lawsuits Under The ACAA?

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The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) of 1986 generally prohibits airlines from discriminating against disabled passengers. For a time, courts presumed that the ACAA also allowed passengers claiming discrimination to directly sue...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Focuses on Employer’s Actual Knowledge in Disability Discrimination Ruling

In a recent opinion, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin rejected the “inference method” of causation that the Labor and Industry Review Commission has used for more than two decades to find liability in cases in which an employer...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Washington Law Limits Employer’s Right to Plaintiff’s Medical Records in Discrimination Cases

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Effective June 7, 2018, employers defending claims brought under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination face a very constricted ability to be entitled to obtain a plaintiff’s medical records only if the plaintiff: (1)...more

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Camber Corporation to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Age Discrimination Suit

Defense Contractor Refused to Transfer Employee Due to Son's Disability, Then Fired Him, Federal Agency Charged - WASHINGTON - Federal contractor Camber Corporation has agreed to pay $100,000 and furnish other relief to...more

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Steel Painters Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Painting Company Fired Worker Because It Regarded Him as Having a Disability Due to His Drug Treatment, Federal Agency Says - HOUSTON - Steel Painters, LLC, a Beaumont, Texas-based painting company, unlawfully fired a...more

Littler

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds That State Disability Discrimination Law Requires Proof of Intent to Establish Liability

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently overturned a longstanding line of cases that allowed disabled employees to prevail in discrimination cases without proving the employer intended to discriminate or was even aware that the...more

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EEOC Sues Hawaii Medical Service Association for Class Disability Discrimination

Employees Forced to Resign After Denial of Reasonable Accommodation, Federal Agency Charges - HONOLULU, Hawaii - Major health insurance provider Hawaii Medical Services Association (HMSA) violated federal law when it...more

K&L Gates LLP

Working Wise: Workplace Considerations Related to the Opioid Epidemic

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In this episode, Ryan Redekopp discusses some of the major workplace considerations related to the opioid epidemic, including potential signs that an employee might be suffering from addiction; considerations related to drug...more

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Court: Disabled or not, worker must be able to perform essential job functions

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The federal appeals court that covers Oklahoma recently ruled in favor of Walmart in a lawsuit filed by a disabled former employee. Disabled maintenance employee terminated after refusing to clean restrooms - Simone...more

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“Ambien Made Me Do It!”

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As we previously covered, in late May, Roseanne Barr went on a late-night Twitter tirade that included racial insults about a former official in the Obama administration. ABC responded hours later by condemning Barr’s...more

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Diamond B Constructors Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Company Fired Certified Rigger Due to Epilepsy, Federal Agency Charges - SEATTLE - A Washington-based company doing business as Diamond B Constructors, Inc. violated federal law by terminating a tradeswoman because of her...more

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