You work for a progressive employer. Flexible work arrangements? For sure!
Imagine requiring a job applicant to reveal whether she is pregnant. That’s bad!
And what if that was a company policy? That’s worse.
But, let’s suppose that the company’s policy of disclosing pregnancies is IN WRITING. Continue reading
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental impairments of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability. Technically, both courts and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission consider reassignment to a vacant position to be a reasonable accommodation.
But, here’s the thing. Continue reading
Since the EEOC last updated its “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” resource document on December 16, 2020, it published proposed wellness rules only to walk them back less than a week later. So, several business groups wrote to the EEOC asking the big question: to what extent may employers offer employees incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine without violating the Americans With Disabilities Act and other laws enforced by the EEOC.
It appears that we may get an answer soon. Continue reading