Court Blocks EEOC Guidance

Enforcement of a guidance issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) some 14 months ago has been blocked by the federal district court. The EEOC guidance, structured as a technical assistance document entitled “Protections Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” was issued in the wake of a Supreme Court…

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The Hits Keep Coming from EEOC

In the wake of issuing new guidance on algorithmic decision-making and validating a third gender for purposes of employment discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has also updated its guidance regarding COVID-19 workplace viral screening testing. Originally, the agency claimed its position was governed by compliance with the standard for conducting medical examinations…

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EEOC on Algorithm Employment

In the face of the proliferation of algorithmic decision-making in all facets of business, it was only a matter of time until the government got more involved in regulating or policing its use. Enter the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with its first guidance on algorithmic decision making in employment and the discrimination that can…

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New Guidance on COVID Caregivers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) early this week issued a new guidance on employers responsibilities and obligations regarding employees who may be caregivers for children, elderly or other vulnerable individuals relative to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it may have had on them and their ability to work. The agency reiterated that…

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EEOC Clarifies Religious Exemptions

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week issued two new guidance clarifying employer and employee obligations regarding religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccinations. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace, allows for employees to request an exception from certain employer requirements when that requirement conflicts…

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EEOC Updates COVID Guidance

Last Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance regarding employers offering incentives for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This latest updated guidance also clarifies issues related to whether employers can mandate employees be vaccinated before entering the workplace. Specifically, it clarifies a number of ways that employers can promote vaccinations and…

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EEOC Clarifying Vaccine Incentives

In response to a February letter request signed by dozens of business groups (DDIFO included), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finally responded and advised that it is working on providing employers more clarity on when they can provide vaccine incentives to their employers without violating federal anti-discrimination law. According to the EEOC response dated…

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EEOC Allows Employer Vaccine Mandates

Some weeks ago, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new guidance essentially authorizing in general that employers may require their workers get a COVID-19 vaccine. “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” answers questions about the legal parameters of such a mandate in the context…

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EEOC Posts then Pulls New Guidance

You had to look quickly this week if you wanted to see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidance on accommodating employees with medical conditions in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. The agency posted an updated guidance on Tuesday, May 5 and shortly after posting, pulled the guidance down because it was being “misinterpreted…

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OSHA & EEOC Issue Reopening Guidance

With COVID-19 still dominating national news and many states considering reopening processes and timeline options, the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have both issued updated guidance on COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace after re-openings. In its guidance, OSHA underscores that its guidance neither creates new…

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