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Fully Healed Policies: Court Ruling Highlights New Danger for HR
It is not uncommon for employers to have some type of company-wide policy requiring all employees on leave to get a doctor's certification that they are clear to come back to work. But as a recent case shows, if that policy is fairly rigid, it might have serious repercussions.more
ADA Suit: Can You Force an Unstable Employee to See a Doctor?
You have reason to believe that an employee, who has suddenly started showing increasingly erratic behavior, is struggling to do her job and negatively impacting her co-workers. What can you do without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?more
Age Bias Suit: Little White Lies About Worker's Departure Come Back to Haunt Employer
Sometimes employers feel the need to finesse the reason why an employee is leaving the company — to avoid damaging morale.more
ADA Dilemma: Did Over-Accommodating Disabled Worker Leave Company Trapped?
Say a well-meaning manager wants to do the right thing for a disabled worker and winds up offering an accommodation that goes above and beyond what is required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Then, when management changes, a different manager decides the arrangement is no longer feasible. Is the company bound by law to continue providing that accommodation?more
Pot in the Workplace: New Ruling May Spark Drug Policy Changes
Another court has handed down a ruling on a company's drug policy, and courts now seem to be sending a clear message to employers: do not automatically terminate marijuana users with legal prescriptions just because they failed a drug test.more
A Five-Part Checklist that Works for Any ADA Accommodation Request
From extended leave to drug-usage during work hours, there are plenty of reasonable accommodations employers may be required to make under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).more
Judge Deals Major Blow to EEOC's Wellness Regulations, Leaves Employers in Limbo
In a recent high-profile court ruling, a judge did not strike down controversial regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding employer wellness plans per se, but his ruling does have the potential to alter the fate of those regulations.more
No, 'Obsessive Stalking' Is Not ADA-Protected
Attention, victims of failed workplace romances: If you are thinking of stalking your ex, do not expect to be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here is a lawsuit you have to see to believe.more
Wellness Program Requirements and Retaliation: An Expensive Mix
Employers are allowed to employ "negative incentives" to boost wellness program participation. But as this case proves, you must tread carefully.more
ADA Ruling: Extreme Cost Not Enough to Label Accommodation an 'Undue Hardship'
Here is painful proof that courts do not want to hear that you used cost as the determining factor to deny a disabled employee an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).more