The 4th Circuit CoA Ruled that the EEOC could be Estopped in an ADA Enforcement Action

In EEOC v. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc., Michael Turner was a unit secretary at GBMC who suffered multiple serious health conditions in 2005 that first required hospitalization in January 2005. He was out of the work for most of the year an… Read More
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EEOC Sees Increase in Discrimination Claims

In the past year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has seen 7.2 % in discrimination claims being filed with agency. Coverage here. The EEOC handles charges under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the Equal Pay Act, and GINA. EEOC Chair… Read More
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EEOC Issues New GINA Regulations

On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final regulations implementing the employment-related provisions in Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). Details on the new regul… Read More
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Fourth Circuit Rules for Sexual Harassment Victim

The Fourth Circuit has issued another good decision in favor of employees who are sexually harassed in EEOC v. Fairbrook Medical Clinic. This case involves a family medicine practice in Hickory, North Carolina. Here’s the summary: “The Eq… Read More
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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Now in Effect; Extension for Unemployment Still Needed

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which was passed last year, goes into effect this weekend with regard to its ban on employment discrimination. GINA prohibits employers from requesting genetic testing or considering someone’s g… Read More
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More Retaliation Claims Being Filed

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the trend of more retaliation cases being filed with the EEOC, and likely the courts. In addition to retaliation claims that are filed with the EEOC (i.e. retaliation related to race, sex, disability, e… Read More
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EEOC Proposes New Regulations for ADA Amendments Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) was passed last year and went into effect on January 1, 2009. The Act makes important changes to the definition of the term “disability” by rejecting the holdings in… Read More
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