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Pruitthealth Sued by EEOC For Pregnancy Discrimination

Raleigh Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Refused to Accommodate Pregnant Nursing Assistant and Forced Resignation, Federal Agency Charges - RALEIGH, N.C. - PruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC, a Georgia corporation doing business...more

New Orleans Towing Company Sued by EEOC For Breaching Settlement Agreement

Company Refused to Pay Money Pursuant to Settlement Agreement It Signed at EEOC Mediation of Pregnancy Discrimination Charge, Federal Agency Charges - NEW ORLEANS - TRU Towing Auto, a New Orleans-based towing business,...more

Five Tips For Handling Tricky Religious Accommodations

When an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with a workplace policy, you need to consider whether a reasonable accommodation can be made, without creating an undue hardship. Many times, these religious accommodations...more

EEOC Sues Simplicity Ground Services For Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnant Employees Forced on Unpaid Leave After Reporting Pregnancies, Federal Agency Charges - DETROIT - Simplicity Ground Services, P.C., an airline-ramp and cargo-handling company in Detroit, violated federal law by...more

The Sliding Scale of Reasonable Accommodations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We have previously discussed how to protect against religious discrimination claims and best practices when addressing requests for religious accommodations. A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth...more

EEOC Lawsuit Reminds Employers to Accommodate Pregnant Workers As It Does Other Employees

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Reminding employers of their obligation to accommodate pregnant employees in the same manner as non-pregnant employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against a North...more

North Carolina Hospital Settles Religious Discrimination Claims Over Flu Vaccine Policy

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Many healthcare providers in North Carolina have instituted policies requiring their employees who have patient contact to receive the flu vaccine each year. Such policies will typically include a process by which an employee...more

Forcing The Flu Shot? DOJ Sues Over Flu Policy That Requires A Note From The Clergy

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing home employee alleging she was forced to receive a flu shot to keep her job when she could not provide a note from a clergy member in support...more

Employer Policies Involving The Flu Vaccine And Discrimination Under Title VII

According to the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”), the United States experiences a flu season each year. With this year’s flu season considered one of the worst since the 2009-2010 pandemic, many employers wish to...more

Scottish Pines Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Sued by EEOC For Pregnancy Discrimination

Laurinburg Nursing Home Refused to Accommodate and Fired Pregnant Nursing Assistants, Federal Agency Charges - CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Century Care of Laurinburg, Inc., doing business as Scottish Pines Rehabilitation & Nursing...more

Get it on the Calendar: Employees’ Sabbath Work Claims Survive, but Tenth Circuit Rejects Broad “Complete” or “Total” Theories of...

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah granting summary judgment in favor of Kellogg USA in a case involving an alleged failure to accommodate...more

Memorial Healthcare Sued by EEOC For Religious Discrimination

Hospital Rescinded Job Offer Because of Applicant's Need for Religious Accommodation, Federal Agency Charges - DETROIT- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today that a...more

Decostar Industries to Pay $38,500 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Company Fired Employee Over Religious Sabbath Request, Federal Agency Charged - ATLANTA - Decostar Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts based in Carrollton, Ga., will pay $38,500 and provide...more

EEOC Sues West Meade Place, LLP For Disability Discrimination

Company Fired Employee Because of Her Anxiety Disorder, Federal Agency Charges - NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee-based West Meade Place LLP, doing business as The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place, violated federal law...more

Vantage Drilling Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Drilling Contractor Fired Employee Because of Heart Attack, Federal Agency Charges - HOUSTON - Vantage, a Houston-based group of interrelated energy, drilling and management companies, violated federal law by firing an...more

Silverado to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Residential Care Provider Refused to Put Pregnant Worker on Light Duty and Fired Her Instead, Federal Agency Had Charged - MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Silverado, a network of memory care, at-home care, and hospice care centers,...more

Security Services Company to Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Muslim Security Guard Was Denied Accommodation, Federal Agency Charges - SAN DIEGO - Universal Protection Services, LP, dba Allied Universal Security Services, a nationwide private security services company, will pay...more

Work schedule conflict leads to religious accommodation lawsuit

by McAfee & Taft on

A recent decision by the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (the jurisdiction that covers Oklahoma federal courts) provides another reminder that religious accommodations come in all shapes and sizes, and that proving “undue...more

When Work and Faith Collide

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

When it enacted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress stated a desire to assure individuals additional opportunities to observe religious practices when they conflict with employment. But what does it mean...more

No Religious Bias Against Hospital Employee Who Refused to Get Flu Shot

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Mandatory vaccines and flu shots present challenges to employers attempting to accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of employees. In this case, a hospital worker claimed that he was terminated...more

2017’s Top 5 Most Intriguing Developments in EEOC-Initiated Litigation (And A Preview of Our Annual EEOC Litigation Report)

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: We are once again pleased to offer our loyal blog readers a breakdown of the five most intriguing developments in EEOC litigation in 2017, in addition to a pre-publication preview of our annual report on...more

Dependable Health Services to Pay $38,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Health Care Staffing Agency Fired Employee Following Request for Reasonable Accommodation, Federal Agency Charged - BALTIMORE - Dependable Health Services Inc., a health care staffing agency, will pay $38,000 and furnish...more

Trinity Hospital to Pay $95,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Minot Hospital Failed to Provide Reasonable Accommodations for Restrictions Related to Nurse's Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - MINNEAPOLIS - Trinity Health, doing business as Trinity Hospital in Minot, ND, will pay...more

Did You Get the Shot? Religious Exemptions to Employer Mandated Flu Vaccinations

The last months of the year are marked by holidays, family, snow days -- and influenza, commonly known as the flu. For the 2017-2018 flu season, the Center for Disease Control ("CDC") recommends adults receive an injectable...more

Road to Lawsuit Paved with Good Intentions

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

A federal district court in Alabama recently denied summary judgment to an employer in a Title VII pregnancy discrimination claim. The employee, a pregnant nurse working at a home for intellectually disabled individuals, was...more

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