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
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
Employers Must Utilize Accommodation Process Following Leave of Absence By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group There has been a surge in the filing of charges and lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reported in 2010. Total charges filed with the EEOC in 2010 increased by 7.1% over charges filed in … Continued
By Martha J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) made important changes to the definition of the term “disability” to make it easier for an individual seeking protection to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the ADA. The employment … Continued
What is the ADA Interactive Process?
By Marti J. Cardi, Chief Compliance Officer, Reed Group Many employers may treat their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as unrelated to their management of leaves of absence because they are required under other laws or policies, such as the FMLA, company disability leaves, or workers’ compensation. A recent settlement by the … Continued
Jeanette Colwell worked for Rite Aid as a clerk, working a varied schedule that included frequent evening shifts. Eventually, due to a medical condition, Colwell became blind in one eye. Her doctor advised her to refrain from driving at night for safety reasons. Colwell requested that she be scheduled only for day shifts, as there … Continued