A prerequisite for employees to complete a health risk assessment that includes disability-related questions in order to obtain reimbursement for health expenses is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Assistant Legal Counsel.
A physical capacity evaluation administered to an employee returning from disability leave was an improper medical exam, a divided Ninth Circuit rules, allowing the case to proceed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A union employee was required to undergo the physical evaluation after a r Read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to conform its Americans with Disabilities Act regulations to the Amendments Act of 2008, and has also issued a question and answer guide to the rule changes.
The EEOC is proposing changes both to the ADA regulation itself and to the Int Read more
In conjunction with the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Dept. of Labor has re-named and re-launched DisabilityInfo.gov as Disability.gov.
The revamped site offers comprehensive information about programs and services for the disabled community and employers. Read more
Ruling in the case of an employee who was terminated after he was medically disqualified from returning to his job, and who was unable to find another suitable position with the employer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Read more
A terminated diabetic welder who became angry and aggressive as a result of low blood sugar posed a direct safety threat on the production floor, is not a “qualified individual” with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not eligible for ADA protection, a federal district court in Iow Read more
On June 17, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission voted to revise its regulations on the Americans with Disabilities Act to reflect changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a notification reminding employers about employment discrimination issues and the H1N1 (swine flu) virus.
The EEOC advisory notes that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of national origin, for example, discrimination against Mexicans, and Read more
A Maryland-based storage facility will pay $95,000 and provide “other substantial relief” to settle a perceived disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.
Driving does not constitute a major life activity under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Seventh Circuit rules, for the first time agreeing with three other federal circuits.
A public health nurse who had to drive to assignments suffered from post traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of a t Read more