Curious About Why an Employee is Taking Sick Leave? – Don’t Be

The EEOC recently settled a class action suit against Dillard’s Department store for disability discrimination for $2,000,000.  Dillard’s had a practice of asking employees to disclose the exact nature of their medical conditions to be approved for sick leave, even where an employee provided verification from a doctor that confirmed a medical reason for the absence. … Continue reading Curious About Why an Employee is Taking Sick Leave? – Don’t Be

$500,000 for Discriminating against American Workers – Here in America

Today the EEOC announced a settlement with an agricultural farm in Georgia arising from the farm’s discriminatory treatment of its American seasonal workers.  The farm was accused of unlawfully engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against these workers by firing virtually all American workers while retaining workers from Mexico. The farm was also accused… Continue reading $500,000 for Discriminating against American Workers – Here in America

Employer May Not Coerce Employee into attending a Scientology Seminar

The Commissioner of the Oregon Labor and Industries Commissioner recently ordered a Central Oregon dentist to pay $347,654 to a former employee for religious discrimination.  The employee was forced to flee from her job when the dentist ordered her to attend a three-day scientology affiliated symposium or be fired.  The employer badgered the employee for… Continue reading Employer May Not Coerce Employee into attending a Scientology Seminar

Penalty Flag for Employer Who Bumps Pregnant Employee from Shift

On November 28, 2011, the EEOC announced a settlement with an Arizona restaurant that refused to schedule a pregnant employee to work on Sundays during football season.  The restaurant was alleged to have barred the pregnant employee from the lucrative Sunday shift because male customers did not wish to see a pregnant women while they… Continue reading Penalty Flag for Employer Who Bumps Pregnant Employee from Shift