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  • EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance Post-Public Health Emergency

    May 18, 2023

    While the nation's public health emergency may be over, the EEOC is reminding employers that they still may continue many of their COVID-19 policies.

  • Montana Vaccine Discrimination Law Found Unconstitutional for Health Care

    December 16, 2022

    A federal district court has ruled that a 2021 Montana law - which classified vaccination status as a protected characteristic under the state's antidiscrimination laws and barred employers from refusing employment or otherwise discriminating against individuals on that basis - is unconstitutional.

  • Circle K Settles Pregnancy, Disability Bias Claims for $8 Million

    December 7, 2022

    Convenience store chain Circle K will pay $8 million to resolve allegations that it denied reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and employees with disabilities as the result of a nationwide settlement with the EEOC.

  • ADA Covers Gender Dysphoria, 4th Circuit Finds in First-of-Its-Kind Ruling

    August 23, 2022

    While the case arose out of a prison discrimination lawsuit, the court's in-depth analysis of the ADA has clear implications for employers and is a big win for transgender individuals.

  • "Circumstances" Must Justify COVID Testing, EEOC Says

    July 18, 2022

    To ensure that workplace COVID testing does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must consider the level of community transmission, the vaccination status of employees and other factors.

  • EEOC Warns of ADA Violation Potential From AI Tools

    May 16, 2022

    Using artificial intelligence and other software tools to make employment decisions may lead to disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • New DOJ Guidance Protects Opioid Use Disorder Under ADA

    April 14, 2022

    According to recent guidance from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, employees with opioid use disorder are protected against discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) unless they are currently engaging in illegal drug use.

  • EEOC Details When COVID-19 Can Qualify as ADA Disability

    December 14, 2021

    An employee who experiences ongoing symptoms attributable to COVID-19 such as headaches, dizziness and brain fog may have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

  • Remote Work Request Sparks First-of-Its-Kind COVID-19 Lawsuit

    September 14, 2021

    The EEOC claims that an employer discriminated by firing an employee with a disability for requesting a remote work arrangement in a lawsuit that is likely only the opening salvo on this issue.

  • Does "Long COVID" Qualify as a Disability Under the ADA?

    August 3, 2021

    People who continue to experience COVID symptoms months after first being infected may qualify as disabled under the ADA, according to new guidance from the Biden administration.

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