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EEOC Reports Record Recovery and Decrease in Pending Charges

USA - December 7 2020 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or the “Agency”) recently released its annual financial report for the 2020 fiscal year. Relevant…

Coming Soon for 2021: EEOC to Update Its Compliance Manual Regarding Religious Discrimination

USA - November 12 2020 After being issued more than 12 years ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted to publish a proposed update to its Compliance…

Tenth Circuit: No Adverse Action Necessary to Prove a Violation of the ADA’s Accommodation Requirements

USA - November 11 2020 The Tenth Circuit recently held that a disabled employee was not required to show that she suffered a separate adverse employment action to establish…

Michigan Executive Order Clarifies COVID-19 Standard

USA - September 10 2020 On August 27, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-172. The Executive Order affirms that employers are prohibited…

USDOL Office of Inspector General Reports Rise in OSHA Whistleblower Claims During COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - August 31 2020 On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General (“OIG”)—the Department’s watchdog—released a report finding that the…

Updated EEOC Guidance: COVID-19 Antibody Testing Cannot Be Required to Return to Work

USA - June 29 2020 Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers on COVID-19 issues to…

Pandemic Leads to Accommodation Claims under Federal and State Laws

USA - June 22 2020 The New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently commented that it had received an increasing number of charges…

Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGTBQ+ Employees From Employment Discrimination

USA - June 15 2020 In a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled that LGTBQ+ employees are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the…

Assistant Nursing Director Claims COVID-19 Retaliation Against Nursing Home Employer

USA - June 8 2020 In what may be the beginning of a wave of post-COVID-19 lawsuits, a former Assistant Director of Nursing filed a whistleblower complaint against her…

EEOC Releases ‘Return to Work’ and Employee COVID-19 Testing Guidance

USA - May 5 2020 Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its technical assistance questions and answers for employers dealing with the…