Thanks very much to Colin O'Keefe of LXBN-TV for interviewing me yesterday on the EEOC v. Ford Motor Company case that I posted about last Friday. This is the case in which a panel of the Sixth Circuit said that Ford had to offer telecommuting to an employee as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. I was not quite on board with the court's decision ...
UPDATE (Sept. 3, 2014) - Law360 reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has agreed to rehear this case en banc (in other words, by all of the judges of the Sixth Circuit instead of just a three-judge panel). This will be a decision to watch, and we'll keep you informed.
As fellow employment law blogger Jon Hyman pointed out earlier this week, a court has come out with an ...
DEAR READERS: Because of the Easter holiday, this will be my "Friday" blog post. I'll be back to my regular schedule next week.
UPDATE (7/3/14): The EEOC and Walgreens have settled their case for $180,000. Read all about it here.
An article by Lauren Weber and Rachel Feintzeig in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal caught a lot of attention -- it was about companies that have made the decision to do without a Human Resources function.
The idea drew some positive response on Twitter:
HR stifles innovation and bogs down businesses with inefficient policies and processes. http://t.co/5cGRIwHaxR
— Mike Brice ...
ROBIN’S NOTE: I am happy to feature as a guest blogger today Tommy Eden from Constangy’s offices in Opelika, Alabama, and West Point, Georgia. Tommy drafts DOT and state-specific drug testing policies for clients nationwide, and he serves on the Board of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association.
Motor carriers have always taken drug abuse seriously, but they have ...
Many, many years ago, as an associate, I got to help defend the worst harassment investigation of my career. The entire investigation went essentially like this: MANAGER: "Lucy [not her real name] says you sexually harassed her. Is that true?" ACCUSED: "I ain't crazy." *End of investigation.* Oh. Except that the manager documented it, too. *Head slap* In this manager's defense, he was ...
Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act).