If an employee mentions they have a disability you had better start talking

  What do you do if you employee comes to you and says she has cancer and she is concerned that she may have difficulty performing her work? You don’t answer “So are you going to resign?” Interactive discussion Yes, that did occur. There were more details to this case but my intent is not …

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Future Friday: The Disability of the Future Workplace?

    Google Glass and virtual reality are two technologies widely speculated to be tools of the future workplace. While they may end up being very valuable they also may be a cause for concern. They could be related to a disability that will become more common in the workplace of the future. “I don’t …

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The Top Six EEO Areas Companies Got in Trouble with in 2012

  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published a new listing for them on February 1, 2013. For the first time ever they published the statistics for charges by the type of employment action that was claimed. They divided the listing by Title VII, ADA, ADEA, EPA and GINA. So here are the top six EEO …

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The ADAAA: Part Two – Some Key Points

This is a follow up to my post entitled The ADAAA: This is as messy as it sound. I wanted to hit some of the key points of the new regulations that were published by the EEOC. These are tidbits I picked up from the folks at Seyfarth Shaw and other reading I have been …

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The ADAAA: This Is As Messy As It Sounds

I sat in on a webinar yesterday about the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendmenst Act. Based on what I heard the ADAAA would be better renamed “Ninety-eight percent of your employees and candidates will be able to claim a disability” Act. The webinar was conduct by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on the final regulations put out …

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Court Decisions Muddy ADA Accommodation Definition

Jonathan R. Mook, attorney and ADA expert, wrote an excellent article about recent court decisions regarding “Reasonable Accommodation” and how these circuit court decisions have made it more difficult for employers. The article written in HR Magazine (sorry SHRM membership required) points out that three different Circuit Courts have decided cases that require employers to …

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