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Christus St. Vincent Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday August 21, 2019

Christus Health, doing business as Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, N.M., violated federal law by subjecting a deaf laboratory technician to disability discrimination, including harassment, and retaliation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com­mission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

SoftPro to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted on Friday August 16, 2019

SoftPro, LLC, a Delaware software company headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., will pay $80,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove to Pay $92,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Bias Lawsuit

Posted on Tuesday August 13, 2019

Century Park Associates, LLC, d/b/a Garden Plaza at Greenbriar Cove (Century), operating a senior and assisted living community in Ooltewah, Tennessee, will pay $92,586.50 in monetary damages and agree to injunctive relief to settle a religious bias lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

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State Court Asked to ‘Weigh In’ on Whether Obesity Constitutes an Impairment Under Anti-Discrimination Law

Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2018

On Sept. 17, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether obesity qualifies as an “impairment” and thus a “disability” under the state’s anti-discrimination law. The case, titled Casey Taylor, et al. v. Burlington Northern Railroad Holdings Inc., et al., Case No. 16-35205 (9th Cir. Sept....… Continue Reading

Lessons Learned From the EEOC’s First Parental Leave Lawsuit

Posted on Monday August 20, 2018

In the U.S., many employers’ parental-leave programs prioritize birth mothers and offer limited benefits to fathers, adoptive parents, foster parents and LGBT parents. In 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance for Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, which includes parental leave policies. However, not all employers have followed this guidance. Consequently, just...… Continue Reading

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

On Nov. 21, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination for the first time in 14 years. Some may speculate whether this has anything to do with increased ethnic tensions in the wake of the presidential campaign and election results. Some also recognize that in...… Continue Reading

Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilities

Posted on Thursday August 04, 2016

Within the past three months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has secured nearly $9 million from companies that have committed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against and firing employees with disabilities who requested medical leave or exhausted their allotted medical leave to address those disabilities. For example, on...… Continue Reading