Light Duty and Pregnancy

We posted in the past about an employer’s obligation to provide “light duty” to a pregnant employee.   The new EEOC Pregnancy Guidelines clarify the EEOC’s position on this issue.  The Guidelines state that an employer is required to provide light duty under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)  “if it provides light duty for employees who… Continue reading Light Duty and Pregnancy

Always think about the ADA when you grant Family Leave

An employer recently paid $1,350,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit arising from the employer’s failure to consider ADA leave as accommodation for absent employees and employees who had exhausted their 12 weeks of FMLA leave. According to the EEOC, the employer fired employees who were not eligible for FMLA leave after being absent for a… Continue reading Always think about the ADA when you grant Family Leave