Archive for the ‘Disabilities’ Category

New Employment Law Trends White Paper Now Available

A new white paper from CalChamber summarizes current employment law trends and offers practical advice for employers to minimize their potential workplace law liability. The white paper analyzes the “mixed bag” of employment law developments from new legislation and court decisions. Learn about: California’s mandatory paid sick leave law; Reasonable accommodation; Enforcement actions from regulatory […]

31 Mar 15 - Disabilities, Minimum Wage, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Firing of HIV Positive Employee Results in Settlement

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed charges against a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of juice products alleging that the company fired an employee because he was HIV positive. The company will pay $125,000 to settle the disability discrimination lawsuit. The employee worked as a machine operator in the packaging department at a company […]

30 Mar 15 - Disabilities, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

High Court Lets UPS Worker Proceed With Pregnancy Bias Case

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court gave new life to a pregnancy discrimination claim brought by a former UPS driver Peggy Young. At issue in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. was whether an employer must provide the same work accommodations to a pregnant employee as provided to similarly situated, non-pregnant employees. The Court’s 6-3 decision […]

25 Mar 15 - Disabilities, Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang. “By identifying underlying problems in workplaces and industries where we see recurring patterns of harassment, we are developing strategies that focus on targeted outreach and education as well […]

22 Jan 15 - Disabilities, Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Update: Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on Chips Receives Settlement

A long-term employee of a South San Francisco Walgreens recently received a $180,000 settlement to resolve a disability discrimination claim brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). HRWatchdog previously reported on this lawsuit. According to the lawsuit’s allegations, the employee, Josephina Hernandez, was fired when she grabbed a $1.39 bag of potato chips from […]

8 Jul 14 - Disabilities, Termination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »