EEOC Releases Its Fiscal Year Report

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its Fiscal Year 2020 Agency Financial Report reviewing the commission’s financial goals and accomplishments. For employers, the news is that the commission established a record in recovery in its court cases. The report says that “A total of 25,925 individuals received approximately $106 million in monetary … Read more

Clearing up the Confusion Regarding Bias Training for Federal Employees

President Donald Trump recently issued Executive Order Number 13950—Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The order forbids federal workplace training that teaches inherent bias. The question that arises, however, is what constitutes inherent bias training. According to the order, which takes effect on November 21, 2020, inherent bias training is based on an ideology: This ideology … Read more

Accommodating Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace

Invisible disabilities are those disabilities that cannot readily be seen like those that involve a cane or a wheelchair. The number of invisible disabilities is too great to list definitively, but here are a few examples: Arthritis Attention deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Chronic dizziness Chronic fatigue Chronic pain Cystic fibrosis Diabetes Epilepsy Gastrointestinal disease … Read more

Five Recent Court Cases Affecting Employers

The law keeps changing as courts hand down cases, and employers need to be up-to-date. Three U.S. Supreme Court cases and two federal circuit court cases round out the recent decisions that employers should be aware of. U.S. Supreme Court In Bostock v. Clayton County, the court held that “An employer who fires an individual … Read more

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