Yearly Archives: 2014

EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines

The EEOC has issued a July 2014 update to its Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidelines – the first such update in nearly three decades.  ( See EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines )   Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of one’s pregnancy.  Most notably, the new Guidelines seek to expand [...]

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Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Update

Following the infamous Enron scandal, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Among its other regulatory provisions, the statute includes retaliation protection for employees of pubic companies that engage in whistleblower activities associated with the investigation of corporate fraud.  In Lawson v. FMR LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court recently affirmed that these employee protections extend [...]

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Temporary Conditions Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

     The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) makes it unlawful for a covered employer to discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability. When asserting rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employee first must establish that he or she meets the statutory definition of “disabled.”        Following the amendment of the [...]

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