The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued four revised documents on protection against disability discrimination, pursuant to the goal of the agency's Strategic Plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws. The documents address how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants and employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities. These documents are available on the agency's website at "Disability Discrimination, The Question and Answer Series," http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm.
EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities
Unemployment Claims for Week Ending May 11, 2013
For the week ending May, 11, 2013, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment benefits was 360,000, an increase of 32,000 from the previous week's adjusted figure. The 4-week moving average was 339,250 an increase of 1,250.
SITA INFORMATION NETWORKING COMPUTING USA SETTLES EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION SUIT
An Atlanta-based air transport communications and information technology company has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s suit, SITA Information Networking Computing USA, Inc. violated federal law by rescinding Darlene Case’s offer of employment rather than accommodating her disability. Case was offered a position as a full-time personal assistant to SITA’s vice president. Shortly after accepting the offer, Case learned that she would require cancer surgery, and requested a reasonable accommodation of having her start date moved. SITA accommodated this request. When her extended start date arrived, Case requested that she be allowed to work part-time for the first two weeks to complete her recovery. As a result of this request, SITA rescinded its employment offer. The EEOC alleged that SITA’s conduct violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employers from refusing to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities.
Bipartisan Group Reintroduces ENDA
Supreme Court Rules That FLSA Case Not Justiciable
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