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Last night, after the big Sixers win over the Raptors, I checked out the EEOC Newsroom to hunt for blog fodder for today.

That’s when I noticed that four of the five most recent EEOC press releases addressed claims of disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continue reading

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Multiple reports (1, 2, 3), are confirming that District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan ruled yesterday that the deadline for filing your EEO-1 filing will be September 30, 2019.

(For more on this EEO-1 circus, click here.)

That’s it. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Continue reading

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the prohibition against sex discrimination in Title VII also covers discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In other words, are there LGBT legal rights in the workplace? Continue reading

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On Wednesday, I blogged, “If your job applications look anything like this, well, damn, you’ve got some ADA problems.

“This” was a medical questionnaire that inquired about certain medical conditions, whether the employee had an impairment or disability, and whether the employee had previous surgery or received a permanent disability rating.

In other words, questions that were designed to elicit information about whether an individual has a disability.

Not surprisingly, readers asked some good follow-up questions about related ADA issues; stuff that wasn’t part of the low-hanging fruit that the EEOC plucked when it sued the employer with the bad medical questionnaire.

For everyone’s benefit, let’s address those questions today. Continue reading

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I remember once I had a colleague asked me to review an addendum to a job application for a client to make sure it was all good and legal.

It wasn’t.
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“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”