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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an employer that fired an employee after accommodating his leave request to care for his ailing grandfather did not discriminate or illegally retaliate against him.
Norfolk Southern Railroad has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle claims by the EEOC that it discriminated against employees and applicants based on a range of actual or perceived disabilities in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The EEOC published guidance prohibiting employers from using COVID-19 antibody testing before allowing an employee to return to work.
Employers may take steps to determine if employees entering the workplace have COVID-19 because an individual with the virus will pose a direct threat to the health of others, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.
The EEOC published 10 new coronavirus-themed FAQs covering reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, harassment and return to work.
News: HR guidance on disability discrimination and ensuring that employees and applicants with disabilities receive fair treatment.
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