EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance to Address Antibody Testing

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 17, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an updated and expanded technical assistance publication to address questions about federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic such as antibody testing, according to an EEOC press release. The EEOC …

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EEOC Once Again Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) once again updated its COVID-19 technical assistance publication to address questions about the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a press release from the EEOC. The publication titled …

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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Address Employee Medical Conditions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) again updated and expanded its COVID-19 technical assistance publication to address questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to an EEOC press release. The publication titled …

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EEOC Again Updates Technical Assistance about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 17, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – again updated and expanded its technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to …

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EEOC Enforcing Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws During Coronavirus Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – is continuing to enforce the nation’s employment non-discrimination laws while ensuring that all of their activities are consistent with public health guidelines during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to …

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EEOC to Post Webinar Addressing Coronavirus Questions on March 27, 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – will publicly post a prerecorded online webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to its website at www.eeoc.gov on …

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EEOC Tells Employers ADA and Rehabilitation Act Do Not Prevent Them from Following CDC Guidance on Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency enforcing workplace anti-discrimination laws – has told employers that the reasonable accommodation rules about medical examinations and inquiries required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 do not prevent them from …

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EEOC Announces $6 Million Settlement in Criminal Background Check Discrimination Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 18, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing the federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a major retail chain had agreed to pay $6 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the …

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EEOC Helps Veterans Understand Their Employment Rights Under ADA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Veterans Day – a federal holiday observed annually on November 11 to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces – is an appropriate time for veterans who have returned to the civilian workforce to understand their employment rights under the …

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Dollar General to Pay $6 Million to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Claiming Use of Criminal History Violated Title VII

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October of 2019, Dollar General agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency enforcing laws prohibiting employment discrimination – that claimed the use of criminal history by the discount retailer …

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