Last month, a court ordered an employer to pay a terminated employee a little over $1.8 million in damages for failing to accommodate the employee’s use of prescription opioids, and for terminating her for a positive drug test result.
The latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which lists agency regulatory priorities for the foreseeable future, indicates federal rulemaking may not be as robust as in recent years.
We recently offered a position to a candidate. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we offered the job. We require hair testing both for new hires, and for random screenings thereafter. He is now bald. What do we do?
On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously held that an employee may pursue a disability discrimination claim under state law against her former employer for failing to accommodate the employee’s use of medical marijuana.
On July 11, 2017, the UK government published the Review of Modern Working Practices. Theresa May commissioned the "Taylor Review" to consider how the UK labour market can address challenges of modern working practices.
On July 14, 2017, an administrative law judge issued a 43-page set of recommendations and order on the OFCCP's data requests issued to Google, significantly winnowing much of the OFCCP’s voluminous requests.
The filing of a new discrimination lawsuit by the EEOC answers the question whether, after five years of intensive scrutiny, employers can breathe a sigh of relief in terms of screening job applicants based on criminal records.