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Credit: Office of Commissioner Andrea R. Lucas

Late last week, as I enjoyed the FisherBroyles partner retreat (responsibly-ish) in Nashville, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a new resource on pregnancy discrimination.

Spoiler alert: The Dallas Cowboys won’t make the playoffs this season resource doesn’t contain any game-changing new information about pregnancy and pregnancy-related disability discrimination. However, as the title of this post indicates, the EEOC has provided an excellent primer for less experienced HR professionals and those who could use a little refresher on the basics. Continue reading

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Selfishly, a professional perk of a changing White House administration is the business that follows from counseling clients on the new rules when administrative agencies change their rules. For example, as a holdover from the Trump Administration, the Republican majority at the National Labor Relations Board implemented a new joint-employer rule. Continue reading

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An HR employee claimed that her age motivated her employer’s decision not to select her for a Human Resources Talent Consultant (HRTC) position after the company restructured the HR Department.

Why? Because decision-makers allegedly said on a conference call that they were looking for “fresh new blood” to fill the HRTC role.

Is that code for age discrimination?

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I read a recent Sixth Circuit decision. A physician group fired the plaintiff, a nurse, months after she suffered an accident. The group’s subsequent bankruptcy impeded the plaintiff’s efforts to hold it liable for employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Did that stop her from suing for ADA violations? Obviously not, or I wouldn’t be blogging today. Continue reading

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