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Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome be Grounds for a Reasonable Accommodation?

In EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the district court’s ruling that granted summary judgment to Ford and remanded the case for further proceedings. The issue at hand was whether a telecommuting arrangement could be a reasonable accommodation for an employee suffering from a debilitating disability. […]

The Social Media Lag

Due to the time-consuming, give-and-take nature of American democracy, our laws often lag behind shifting societal priorities and real-time innovation. Consequently, legislators have only just begun to acknowledge the role of social media as an integral component of the national economy and increasingly, as a catalyst for legal controversy. In the context of the workplace, […]

EEOC Suffers Loss to National Jewler

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, has suffered a loss at the hands of the nation’s largest specialty jeweler. Sterling Jewelers, owner of the popular Kay Jewelers brand, had been accused of discriminating against a class of 44 thousand women in both […]

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