Telecommuting As A Reasonable Accommodation

In 2008 Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) to strengthen the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Congress intended to make it easier for individuals with disabilities seeking protection. By meeting the legal definition, employees and applicants are entitled to reasonable accommodation if necessary unless it causes an undue hardship or burden on […]

EEOC settlement of disability discrimination lawsuit

EEOC Press Release, December 2, 2014 Employee’s Firing Was Because of Disabilities, Federal Agency Charged ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates, LLC, d/b/a Paloma Blanca Health and Rehabilitation, which owns and operates a health and rehabilitation center in Albuquerque, has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment […]

New York Times Article: Vigilant Eye on Gender Pay Gap

November 14, 2014. Written By:  Tara Siegal Bernard.  NY Times. The first step is admitting you have a problem, but it’s another thing to actually address it. Take the gender wage gap, for example. Women continue to make less than men for the same work, but a growing number of companies are quietly acknowledging that […]

Workzone: Discriminatory job practices working against older workers

By Patricia Sabatini / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It isn’t easy to grow old gracefully. But for people 55 and older who want to continue in the work force, the realities of advancing age can be especially harsh. Simply put, negative stereotypes about being less productive, having dated skills and being adverse to change stop many companies from hiring […]

Code Word for Age Discrimination

By:  Jessica Lappin, Published in:  The Huffington Post, January 17, 2013 New Yorkers over 55 quickly learn the open secret that “overqualified” means “too old.” The Great Recession has impacted workers of all ages, but seniors and near-seniors have been hit especially hard. New Yorkers age 55 and older who lose their jobs are out […]

Don’t Sign Away Discrimination Claims to Get Severance Pay

1/2/2013 by Michele Bowman,   Trinity Health Corporation on Dec. 20 settled charges brought by the EEOC over the employer’s alleged policy of denying or delaying severance to employees who file discrimination charges after leaving their jobs. In general, employers cannot punish employees who exercise their right to file discrimination charges with the EEOC – it […]