The EEOC has updated its COVID-19 Guidance by adding a number of new FAQs to address issues related to the anticipated re-entry into the workplace. The new FAQs discuss things like: an employer’s right to screen employees before entering the workplace to avoid a “direct threat” to the health and safety of employees; documentation to… Continue Reading
By: Nicholas E. Ma The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently confirmed in Tauscher v. Phoenix Board of Realtors, Inc. that while employers must engage in an “interactive process” with disabled employees to explore possible accommodations, there is no interactive process requirement for public accommodations and services. By the same token,… Continue Reading
On May 9, 2016 the EEOC issued yet another “guide” – this time to outline its position on when and how leave must be granted for reasons related to an employee’s disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The publication, entitled “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” contains information on the EEOC’s… Continue Reading
Summary of Program Most business owners know that customers and employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability, medical condition or a condition present on property owned by the business and open to the public. It is important for business owners to… Continue Reading
By: Brendan J. Begley A federal appellate court in the Midwest issued a decision this week that may provide a false sense of security to California employers regarding the extent of their obligation to accommodate disabled employees. See Basden v. Professional Transportation, Inc., Case No. 11-2880 (7th Cir. May 8, 2013).