HR: Do Not Delay When Designating Leave Under the FMLA

By Amy Epstein Gluck As readers of this blog know, I don't wade into FMLA territory. I leave that for my employment law partner Eric Meyer or to FMLA guru, Jeff Nowak at FMLA Insights. However, a [...]

Job Applicants and the ADA

By Amy Epstein Gluck Does the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to job applicants as well as employees? Yes, indeed! One employer, an international customer service support provider for electronic devices in Nashville, Tennessee, just [...]

Disabled Employees and Harassing Coworkers: Significant New Decision

Well, it took a while but the federal circuit appeals court in NY just joined it “sister circuits” and held that “hostile work environment claims are cognizable under the ADA.” What does this mean? Title VII [...]

Accusations of “Institutionalized Gender Discrimination” Dominate Women’s Professional Soccer

By Amy Epstein Gluck Last week, the entire U.S. women's soccer team filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against the United States Soccer Federation alleging unequal pay, practice time, medical treatment, and [...]

Vet With Service Dog Denied Employment: Was Company Asking The EEOC To Sue It?

There appears to be a new category of cases where the EEOC may be targeting employers who discriminate:  veterans with disabilities. Why? The employers are easy targets.  You know:  “low hanging fruit.” I already posted last week about the EEOC [...]

Waddya Think? Is The Word “Elderly” Offensive and Ageist?

Words are important; designations and characterizations are important. What people are called is important – for many reasons. Readers know that I collect, among other things, words and comments directed to or describing older workers [...]

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”