Blog Posts in July, 2015

Can an Employer Require Medical Information About Pregnancy at Any Time?

Under an important federal law known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are allowed to take medical leave from work without worrying about losing their jobs. This includes ...
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Manipulation of the Interview Process Could Be Discrimination

Discrimination claims associated with hiring and promotion are often very difficult to prove. If the only evidence you have of discrimination is the comparison of qualifications for a particular job, ...
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Pregnancy Discrimination Cases Have a New Standard

The United States Supreme Court very recently released its opinion on pregnancy discrimination claims in Young v. United Parcel Service. This ruling sets a new standard for proving pregnancy ...
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How Far Can an Employer Go to Prove an "Honest Belief"?

In response to most employment discrimination suits, employers are required to prove that the reason they took an action against an employee was not discriminatory. This is often shown by ...
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Understanding the Direct Threat Defense to ADA Claims

Most employers are aware of the prohibition against disability-based discrimination; however, in nearly all cases where an employer is suspected of discriminating against a disabled employee, they ...
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Filing EEOC Claims: Be Careful What You Agree To at Your Job

Surely you have heard the warning–"read the fine print." Don't dismiss this warning, especially in the context of your employment. While many employers do not create employment ...
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What Happens When an Employee Is Not Ready to Return to Work?

Employees who either suffer workplace injuries or who take FMLA leave are faced with a decision at some point. That is, they must choose whether or not they are ready to return to work. In many cases, ...
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The New Definition of Spouse Under the FMLA

The FMLA, or Family and Medical Leave Act, allows eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid leave for specified family and medical reasons. The statute also protects those employees' ...
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