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EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2014

Over the dissents of Commissioners Lipnic and Barker, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Monday, July 14, 2014, issued


Another federal court refuses to enforce overly broad EEOC subpoena
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

We previously have reported on the EEOC's increasingly aggressive agenda to expand the scope of its charge investigations by subpoenaing employer documents that far exceed any potential need


Federal court reels in EEOC's fishing expedition
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2011

Last month, we reported on a Seventh Circuit case demonstrating the broad scope of the EEOC's investigative and supervisory powers


Seventh Circuit endorses EEOC's expansive subpoena power
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2011

Last Friday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in EEOC v. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. that will embolden the EEOC's aggressive use of its investigatory powers to require production of evidence in a single employee charge that could support a more systemic investigation


Cat's paw declawed in Sixth Circuit ADA cases?
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

Yesterday, a panel of the Sixth Circuit announced its decision in Lewis v. Humboldt Acquisition Corp, an ADA case in which the court upheld the position of prior panels requiring an ADA plaintiff to establish that his or her disability was the “sole reason” motivating an adverse employment action


Supreme Court upholds "cat's paw" liability
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2011

In a scenario that frequently occurs in workplaces across the country, Linda Buck, the vice president of human resources at Proctor Hospital, was asked to terminate Vincent Staub based on information contained in a report from his supervisors that accused him of violating the terms of a "corrective action" disciplinary warning


NLRB creates pre-emptive strike unfair labor practice
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2011

Over the past few weeks, we have documented the NLRB's efforts to expand worker rights through rule-making and General Counsel directives


FTC's interim report to Congress on national study of credit report accuracy warrants pause before doing credit history checks on employment candidates
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the EEOC's decision to sue Kaplan Higher Education Corporation on the grounds that its policy of using credit histories as part of its applicant screening process had a discriminatory impact on minorities


Detailed bank dress code sparks debate
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA, Switzerland
  • December 22 2010

Last week, a 43-page Dress Code Manual that UBS is piloting in a few of its Swiss branches was leaked to the press, resulting in a brief media feeding frenzy about the value of strict dress codes for employers


Sixth Circuit decision in Jakubowski highlights importance of interactive process in reasonable accommodation efforts
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2010

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit announced its decision in Jakubowski v. The Christ Hospital, Inc. which very well demonstrates the attention that employers need to pay to the interactive process when an employee approaches it for a reasonable accommodation for a disability