October 4, 2023
In a significant legal development, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed a lawsuit against United Parcel Service (“UPS”) on allegations of disability discrimination. The lawsuit centers on UPS's alleged refusal to hire individuals who are deaf or hearing-impaired as drivers, a move that has raised concerns about equal employment opportunities.
October 25, 2022
On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a new version of their workplace discrimination poster titled “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster. This new poster, which replaces the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster, provides updated guidance on federal anti-discrimination laws to applicants, employees, and employers.
July 19, 2022
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has updated its guidelines with respect to COVID-19. The EEOC has updated its “Technical Assistance Questions and Answers” which includes a new standard of how employers who are still testing their employees for COVID-19 can comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  To note, these guidelines do not have the force and effect of law, however, they provide valuable insight into how the EEOC interprets the laws that they enforce.