Category Archives: ADA

EEOC says restricting a transgender employee’s access to female restroom until after sex reassignment surgery can be discrimination under Title VII

In Lusardi v. McHugh, Secretary of Army, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded that a transgender employee was subject to disparate treatment because she was denied use of the female restroom until after her sex reassignment surgery had taken place.  In finding that the Army discriminated against the complainant...
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Health-contingent wellness programs offer greater incentive, pose greater risk

Most people are familiar with “employee wellness programs” offered by employers around the country.  To many, these programs seem like a win-win for both employees and employers: employees are happier and healthier, and employers could decrease the cost of providing health benefits to their healthier workers.  In practice, though, it...
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ADA 101: Types of reasonable accommodations employers should make for four common disabilities

Since July 26, 2014 marked the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), let’s take a more in-depth look at some examples of reasonable accommodations employers should make for four common disabilities covered by this wide-ranging civil rights law. As a refresher, the ADA applies to all businesses with...
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