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- Best Practices for Sexual Harassment Investigations
Sexual harassment in the United States has had an insidious role in the workplace. Sexual harassment can impose liability on employers on the basis of federal laws or state laws. Employers are required to promptly investigate claims of sexual harassment. They may also need to take immediate corrective action to be sure to stop the harassing conduct.
- Obese Employees Potentially Protected by California FEHA
It is in 2017 that the Court of Appeal in California pushes through protections for obese workers as a disability due to the physical cause and inability to perform certain actions with specific industries of work. This will require many different places of work to amend policies and action when confronted with safeguards for larger men and women.
- Can You Be Fired For Attending Rehab for Alcoholism?
Is Alcoholism A Disability? Alcoholism can be considered a covered disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer may not discriminate against an individual based on a history of alcoholism if that person has been rehabilitated and no longer uses alcohol.
- Have You Been Retaliated Against for Asserting Your Rights at Work?
What is Retaliation? Retaliation takes place when an employee engages in "protected activity" and his or her employer takes “adverse action” against the employee because of that activity.
- Employers' Best Practices on Transgender Transitioning in the Workplace
Employers need to consider how to deal with a person that transitions from male to female or female to make while still working for the same company. There are various aspects that the employer will need to deal with, and this will affect how the workers and management determine how to proceed with similar events.
- Pregnancy Discrimination Leads to Wrongful Termination
Pregnant women often experience nausea commonly known as morning sickness.
- Can a Disabled Employee Request to Work from Home?
An employee’s disability or medical condition may temporarily or permanently prevent the employee from accessing or reporting to the job site, or from performing his or her job functions there. If the employee can perform his or her job at home, without undue hardship to the employer, the employee can request to work at home as a reasonable accommodation.
- How to Request a Reasonable Accommodation at Work
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is a modification to a disabled employee’s work environment that enables the employee to perform the “essential job functions” of his or her position.
- NYC Creates Claim Against Employers for Avoiding Cooperative Dialogues with Disabled Workers
A new law creates an independent cause of action against employers in New York City for avoiding cooperative dialogues with disabled employees or other eligible employees. (#CooperativeDialogue; #Disability; #InteractiveProcess; #ReasonableAccommodation)
- Is 50 the New 40 in Disparate-Impact Age Discrimination Claims?
It's been a little more than a year since the Third Circuit held that a subgroup of employees age 50 or older may allege age discrimination in favor of younger employees who were age 40 or older under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).