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All Items: Disability Discrimination

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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

  • Wellness Program Opt-Out Fees Lead to $1.3 Million Settlement for Yale

    Date:
    March 11, 2022

    Yale University's wellness program violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) by forcing employees to either pay a fine to protect their civil rights or participate in the program against their will, a lawsuit alleged.

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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

  • Failure to Accommodate Employee With Down Syndrome Fuels $125 Million Award Against Walmart

    Date:
    July 20, 2021

    A federal jury ordered Walmart to pay the steep award to a long-time sales associate who claimed her firing violated the ADA, though the cap on punitive damages will significantly reduce the amount.

  • EEOC Proposes Wellness Incentive Limits

    Date:
    January 7, 2021

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a pair of proposed rules that would amend the incentives employers may offer to encourage participation in wellness programs that require disclosure of medical or genetic information without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

  • EEOC Provides Employers With Answers On COVID Vaccines

    Date:
    December 17, 2020

    Administering a federally authorized coronavirus vaccine is not a "medical examination" for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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