Trucking Company’s ‘Inflexible Leave Policy’ Application Violated Disability Discrimination Laws, EEOC Says

By Lisa Burden Dive Brief One of the largest tank truck carriers in the United States violated federal law when it "applied its inflexible leave policy" to fire two employees with disabilities who had exhausted their medical leave, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit. The EEOC says one of the company's [...]

Very Interesting! EEOC Releases Official FY2018 Charge Stats

Most charges were down, but sex harassment, LGBT charges were up. On Wednesday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its charge-filing statistics for fiscal year 2018, which ran from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. According to Law360, EEOC charges in FY 2018 were at their lowest level since 2006. Yes, 2006. When George W. Bush [...]

Can Employers Require Measles Vaccines?

The recent measles outbreak, resulting in mandatory vaccinations in parts of New York City, raises the question of whether employers can require that workers get the vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or prove immunity from the illness. The answer generally is no, but there are exceptions. Offices and manufacturers probably can't [...]

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