Reasonable Accommodations for a Lunar Sabbath?
October 13, 2023
What on earth (or not) is a Lunar Sabbath, anyway? I’m sure that’s what was going through the employer’s mind when the employee requested a schedule adjustment so that she could observe her Sabbath.
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This is going to be a bigger deal than I thought: A series of blog posts reflecting on the proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act regulations, Part 1 of 5
August 17, 2023
Join me in my conversion process, by following our blog each weekday from August 17-August 23, where I’ll add a new reflection on some aspect of the proposed PWFA regulations.
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75,000 Reasons Why You Should Consider Remote Work as a Reasonable Accommodation
July 19, 2023
A few weeks ago, I penned a piece for BusinessWest, the Business Journal of Western Massachusetts, discussing two recent discrimination cases where juries awarded over $20 million in damages to former employees.
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U. S. Supreme Court Rules State Public Accommodations Laws Do Not Control Over First Amendment Speech Rights
July 5, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling held that a business owner’s Free Speech rights enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevail over a state public accommodation law that prohibits certain types of discrimination by business owners.
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The Supreme Court Redefines the Religious Accommodation Obligation for Employers
June 29, 2023
On June 29, 2023, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act must be provided to employees or prospective employees unless the employer is able to demonstrate that the burden is substantial.
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Something New Under the Sun – Supreme Court Upends Religious Accommodation Analysis, Increases Burdens on Employers
June 29, 2023
In the Groff v. DeJoy decision, the U.S. Supreme Court explained that employers will bear a greater burden to accommodate religious employees than they have previously.
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Menopause-Friendly Workplaces?
June 13, 2023
In Britain, companies can actually be certified as “menopause-friendly” by Henpicked, a British professional training firm.
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Workplace Religious Accommodation Ruling Expected from Supreme Court Soon
May 10, 2023
In April, the United State Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Groff v. DeJoy, a case about religious accommodations in the workplace.
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Don’t Deny a Reasonable Accommodation that Exists – Really!
April 19, 2023
Some recent announcements from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (which is the federal agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws) provide some lessons for employers on possible reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Support/Service Animals in the Workplace – What Should Employers Do?
January 25, 2023
Requests for accommodation via service and emotional support animals are becoming increasingly common, particularly in connection with mental disabilities. And clearly, this topic is one of particular interest for the EEOC.
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Federal Government Passes Enhanced Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Workers
January 3, 2023
On December 29, 2022, President Joe Biden signed a $1.7 trillion spending bill into law that included a pair of amendments which significantly change civil rights laws affecting new and expecting mothers.
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Créche/Nursery Facility at Workplace - Indian Legal Framework
October 20, 2022
Female labour participation in India is one of the lowest in the world. As per the National Minimum Guidelines for Setting up and Running crèche (nurseries) issued by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the lack of safe and quality childcare support is one of the contributing factors to the low female labour participation.
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