The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a report of its “Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace,” the purpose of which was to move beyond the legal arena and gain insights into preventing workplace harassment from the worlds of social science and practitioners on the ground.
Lebau & Neuworth found the report extremely interesting and insightful, and we want to share a few items with you.Read More
Recently in Peninsula Regional Medical Center v. Adkins, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Maryland’s highest court, clarified what it means to be a qualified individual with a disability. In the case, the plaintiff, Tracy Adkins, sued her employer, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), under the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) for “intentional disability discrimination based on actual disability, intentional disability discrimination based on being regarded as having a disability, and failure to accommodate.”Read More
President Obama recently signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which allows companies to sue in Federal court for alleged trade-secret theft.Read More
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) allows an employee unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, unless providing unpaid leave would cause an employer undue hardship. However, how much leave is reasonable is a complex issue for employees and employers alike. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently issued a new resource document to help provide guidance on common issues such as intermittent leave, extended leave and how much leave is reasonable. While there are many important topics in the new resource, employees should be aware of the following key points.Read More
Baltimore City is one of more than 100 cities in the United States that has a “ban the box” ordinance, a law that prohibits a hiring employer from asking an applicant if he or she has a criminal record.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed into law Baltimore’s “Ban the Box” ordinance in August 2015.Read More