What We Heard at the EEOC Hearing on COVID-19 Workplace Discrimination Impacts, And What Employers Can Do About Disability

On April 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) conducted a hearing to discuss what it referred to as the “civil rights crisis” impacting the workplace as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ReedGroup tuned in to listen to several experts’ testimony covering a range of employment discrimination issues related to the pandemics. … Continued

EEOC Updates Guidance for Veterans with Disabilities and Their Current and Prospective Employers

The EEOC recently issued three revised guidance documents addressing the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to the employment of veterans with disabilities: (1) EEOC Efforts for Veterans with Disabilities, (2) Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide … Continued

Return To the Office…? Part 1: The EEOC Issues Additional Guidance for High Risk Employees 

Return To the Office…? Part 1: The EEOC Issues Additional Guidance for High Risk Employees  As some employers begin plans for reopening their workplaces, many have concerns on how to manage employees with preexisting conditions that may make them more susceptible to COVID-19.  A poll taken after one of Reed Group’s recent absence management webinars showed that the top priority for employers was implementing safety measures for employees.  Some of those … Continued

Podcast Transcript: EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance

How the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help you keep your employees safe, explained by James Venable, Esq., SPHR and Sue Woods, Esq. Transcript: Welcome to our weekly podcast. I’m your host, James Venable. I’m the Vice President of Compliance and Employment Law for ReedGroup, … Continued

New EEOC Guidance on ADA Reasonable Accommodations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Grappling with reasonable accommodation requests from disabled employees can be difficult, even without layering COVID-19 related concerns on top of the process. To help employers stay compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Q&As regarding how to address the interactive process during the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continued