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Rehabilitation Facility Agrees to Settle EEOC Discrimination Suit

July 14, 2015 • joedolson

EEOC announced 7/13 that Alden Estates of Naperville, Inc. will pay $55,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. EEOC’s suit had alleged that Alden fired its admissions director while she was out on a medical leave of absence, one week before she… Finish Reading Rehabilitation Facility Agrees to Settle EEOC Discrimination Suit

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EEOC ISSUES UPDATED PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION GUIDANCE UPDATES REFLECT RECENT YOUNG V. UPS SUPREME COURT DECISION

June 30, 2015 • joedolson

The EEOC recently issued an update of its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (Guidance), along with a question and answer document and a fact sheet for small businesses. The updates to the Guidance are limited to several pages about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Young v. UPS, issued in March… Finish Reading EEOC ISSUES UPDATED PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION GUIDANCE UPDATES REFLECT RECENT YOUNG V. UPS SUPREME COURT DECISION

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COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS VIOLATED ADA, FEDERAL COMPLAINT SAYS

June 30, 2015 • joedolson

The class-action complaint, filed with the U.S. Department of Justice in Los Angeles on Jun 26, claims that court-appointed attorneys routinely violate the Americans with Disabilities Act during limited-conservatorship proceedings. About 12,000 people have open limited-conservatorship cases in L.A. County, according to the complaint. A disability-rights group that filed the federal complaint alleges that the… Finish Reading COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS VIOLATED ADA, FEDERAL COMPLAINT SAYS

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DOJ FILES STATEMENTS OF INTEREST IN TWO HIGHER EDUCATION CASES

June 30, 2015 • joedolson

In these cases, plaintiffs allege that Harvard and MIT violated the ADA and Section 504 by denying equal access to free online courses and lectures to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that Harvard and MIT fail to provide appropriate auxiliary aids, benefits and services, including captioning. (The National Association… Finish Reading DOJ FILES STATEMENTS OF INTEREST IN TWO HIGHER EDUCATION CASES

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U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE DECISION IMPACT

June 26, 2015 • joedolson

On June 26, 2015, in a 5-to-4 decision authored by Justice Kennedy (and joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan) (Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015) and as a result of this decision, employers should familiarize themselves with the impact of Obergefell from both an employment law and benefits perspective. The Court’s… Finish Reading U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE DECISION IMPACT

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DOJ SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF IDAHO

June 23, 2015 • joedolson

This matter arose out of a complaint concerning the accessibility of the Idaho State Capitol’s facilities, services, programs, and activities under Title II of the ADA. The Capitol functions as the seat of Idaho’s state government. The Idaho State Capitol was re-dedicated on January 9, 2010 after three years of restoration and renovation. The State… Finish Reading DOJ SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF IDAHO

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WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

June 23, 2015 • joedolson

There is no one magic bullet to stop workplace harassment or prevent its occurrence and the efficacy of solutions such as training varies widely, a panel of psychologists told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s(EEOC) Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment (STF) at a public meeting held recently. This was the first public meeting of… Finish Reading WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

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UNITED AIRLINES TO PAY OVER $1 MILLION TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT

June 14, 2015 • joedolson

Supreme Court Lets Stand 7th Circuit Ruling That Reassignment Is a Reasonable Accommodation – Requires Supervisory Training In a case that garnered nationwide attention, air transportation giant United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1 million and implement changes to settle a federal disability lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission… Finish Reading UNITED AIRLINES TO PAY OVER $1 MILLION TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT

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New DOJ Guidance for Title II

June 9, 2015 • joedolson

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TITLE II PRIMER The Department of Justice revised its regulations implementing the ADA in September 2010. The new rules clarifyissues that arose over the previous 20 years and contain new requirements, including the 2010 ADA Standards forAccessible Design (2010 Standards). This document, issued 6/8/2015, provides general guidance to assist State andlocal… Finish Reading New DOJ Guidance for Title II

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