Tag: discrimination

6th Circuit Offers Tips on Managing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination Complaints

A new decision from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan employers) provides guidance for employers on the corrective actions necessary to respond to employee harassment allegations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 4 Separate Incidents Alleged Ronald Burns was employed as a maintenance technician by Berry Global, […]

Agency agrees to $160,000 settlement in ADA lawsuit

An Atlanta-based home health agency will pay $160,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to an announcement last week from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit brought by the EEOC charged that Gentiva Health Services, doing business as Kindred at Home, learned that one of its employees suffered from Morton’s neuroma and […]

Continuing pandemic blurring the line between furloughs, layoffs

Back in the spring when businesses across the country first fell victim to COVID-19, many employers chose to furlough workers temporarily rather than lay them off permanently. But now, with the pandemic dragging on, some furloughs are extending much longer than originally expected, triggering employer obligations under federal and state laws. In many cases, both […]

Proposed rule would revise regulations around nondiscrimination in health programs

In an effort to reduce burden, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CMS are seeking to update regulations around nondiscrimination outlined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register June 14. It would make “substantial revisions” to Section 1557 of the ACA by eliminating “provisions […]

Take the following steps to protect your agency from age discrimination claims

In an era of increased awareness of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, it’s important to remember not to discriminate against employees based on age. The rules regarding age discrimination differ in some ways from other types of unlawful discrimination in the workplace, which can trip up the unsuspecting. For example, while overt age discrimination […]