Tag: EEOC

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 […]

Requiring COVID-19 Shots? Employers Advised to Follow EEOC Guidance Carefully

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided new guidance for employers considering requiring COVID-19 vaccinations—guidance that attorneys advising employers say needs to be studied carefully. On December 16, the EEOC added a new section to its guidance on how employer COVID-19 vaccination policies interact with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of […]

Federal agencies relax rules, delay deadlines because of the coronavirus

The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruptions throughout society, and government agencies aren’t immune from the need to make changes to normal practices. Employees testing positive for the virus have brought about agency branch office closures, essential government workers have been directed to work from home, and others not able to work from home find themselves […]