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 June 14, 2017, Delaware Governor John Carney signed a new law to address the pay gap between men and women by prohibiting prospective employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.
The Rhode Island Superior Court recently ruled an employer is prohibited from refusing to hire an applicant because she would potentially fail a pre-employment drug test due to her use of medical marijuana.
The NYC Council has approved a bill that makes it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for employers to inquire about the salary history of a prospective employee, or to rely upon salary history unless the applicant offers the information voluntarily.
The Supreme Court of Virginia, in Francis v. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc., No. 160267 (Feb. 23, 2017), reaffirmed that the public policy exception to Virginia’s employment at-will doctrine is a narrow one.