Lawsuits involving disability discrimination claims topped the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) list of litigation in 2015. The EEOC is even more aggressive in 2016.
The agency has pursued relief in conciliation agreements or litigation against employers for allegedly improperly relying on a medical condition to screen out applicants (in drug testing, medical exams, applicant disclosures or a combination thereof), and for alleged failures to accommodate.
Many of these cases have challenges including:
Fixed or inflexible leave and attendance policies
Failing to consider transfers to vacant alternative positions as part of the accommodation dialogue
Requiring workers to be “100 percent healed”
No alternative means of drug testing when a disability interferes with typical drug testing procedures
More recent EEOC activity clearly indicates the commission is also interested in ensuring:
Employers provide accommodations to pregnant workers
Employers to hire a subject matter expert on sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender training
Employer to provide extensive training module to resolve discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity issues in the workplace
Join us in this 60-minute webinar by expert speaker Susan Fahey Desmond to know more about:
What does the Equal Employment Opportunity’s recent resource document tells us about the agency’s agenda
Common employer policies being targeted by the EEOC and why?
The EEOC’s recent guidance regarding wellness programs and the ADA
The EEOC’s agenda on telecommuting policies
The EEOC’s viewpoint regarding physical agility tests
The EEOC’s viewpoint regarding drug testing procedures
The EEOC's viewpoint regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender training
Who should attend the webinar:
Company's General Manager
Vice President of Operations
Regional Operations Directors
Plant Managers/Assistant Managers
HR Directors and HR Regional Field Operations Managers
Human resource Professionals
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for over 30 years. A frequent author and speaker, Ms. Desmond is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawyers.
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