Archive for 'Discrimination and Harassment'

2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was amended to broaden the scope of conditions that constituted a “disability” under the ADA.  The definition is considered so broad that employment lawyers often joke everything is a disability.  While this joke is a good cautionary tale, courts continue to provide guidance on what is and is […]

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In April 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in Hively v. Ivy Tech Comty. Coll. Of Ind., held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.   The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals covers the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  In Hively, the […]

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The NLRB along with the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), have released a Fact Sheet to the public entitled Retaliation Based on Exercise of Workplace Rights is […]

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In January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, issued proposed new harassment guidance seeking input from the public.  The public comment period ended March 21, 2017. One big take away from the Guidance is that it is the EEOC’s position that discrimination and harassment based on […]

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination statutes, released statistics regarding the number and subject matter of charges filed in fiscal year 2016. The total received was 91,503 charges which is an increase of approximately 2,000 charges from 2015. As in 2015, retaliation charges continue to be the […]

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