Employers Take Note: EEOC Shows Interest in Workplace Treatment of Victims

Marti Cardi, J.D., Chief Compliance Officer Megan G. Holstein, J.D., Senior Counsel Employers’ treatment of employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking (“domestic violence”) is an area of concern to the U.S.  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with … Continued

EEOC strikes again! $4.85 million consent decree punishing inflexible leave policies in violation of ADA

Marti Cardi, J.D., Chief Compliance Officer Megan G. Holstein, J.D., Senior Counsel On November 8, 2012, the EEOC achieved yet another multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit alleging systematic disability discrimination, specifically targeting an employer’s inflexible leave policy.  Specifically, the employer’s policies required two things: first, any employee who took a leave of absence for … Continued