All Items: Disability Discrimination

  • New EEOC Publication Clarifies Disability Accommodation Requirements

    May 13, 2016

    Responding to an all-time high rate of disability charges filed in fiscal year 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new publication reiterating an employer's obligation, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities.

  • EEOC Retaliation, Disability Charges Up Over Last Year

    February 17, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed 5% more retaliation charges against private-sector employers in fiscal year 2015 than the year before, according to a new report.

  • Fifth Circuit Grants New Protections to Independent Contractors

    February 12, 2016

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for the first time that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act authorizes employment discrimination lawsuits filed by independent contractors. The court's ruling in Flynn v. Distinctive Home Care, Inc. is significant in its finding that the Rehabilitation Act offers broader protection than Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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News: HR guidance on disability discrimination and ensuring that employees and applicants with disabilities receive fair treatment.