Disability, Accommodations, and Leaves

Memo
22-215
Thursday, November 10, 2022

The appeals court rejected plaintiff’s claim that she was fired based on the recommendation of a biased supervisor, finding that the company broke any causal chain by conducting an independent investigation and reaching the same conclusion that she s


Memo
22-202
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

We expected the Biden Administration’s Labor Department to be more aggressive in filing formal OFCCP-related administrative lawsuits, but that hasn’t been the case until now. Things may be changing, however, as our memo explains.


Memo
22-176
Monday, September 19, 2022

A recent ruling by a federal appeals court serves as a reminder that an employer has a duty under the Americans with Disabilities Act to consider reasonably accommodating a qualified individual for purposes of taking a preemployment test.


Memo
22-169
Thursday, September 8, 2022

As with the FMLA and the NLRA, the ADA contains a so-called interference clause in addition to its anti-retaliation provision. Given the dearth of case law interpreting the clause, a recent ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals provides some h


Memo
22-157
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

In a case of first impression, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that “gender dysphoria” is a covered disability under the ADA, distinguishing the condition from otherwise excluded “gender identity disorders.”


Memo
22-150
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC’s most recent virtual member roundtable featured a discussion of the compliance implications of the Supreme Court’s controversial abortion ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.


Memo
22-140
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC has posted the latest update to its What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws FAQs.


Memo
22-134
Monday, July 18, 2022

New guidance posted recently by the Department of Labor serves as a reminder that the Family and Medical Leave Act covers serious mental health conditions as well as serious physical health conditions.


Memo
22-130
Monday, July 11, 2022

This ruling by a divided three-judge panel of the federal appeals court serves as a reminder that a drug testing policy should be clear in its terms and applied consistently in order to minimize potential claims of discrimination.


Memo
22-128
Thursday, July 7, 2022

MEMBER ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULED. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision is prompting questions from our members regarding how new abortion restrictions might intersect with their workplace compliance obl


Policy/Form/Notice Templates
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A tool for evaluating disability and veteran outreach under OFCCP rules


Memo
22-115
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The court’s ruling serves as a reminder that simply discouraging an employee from using FMLA leave can be enough to support an unlawful interference claim.


Memo
22-108
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

A ruling by the Third Circuit finding that the Postal Service did not discriminate by failing to provide a religious accommodation to an employee who refused to work on Sundays could serve as the vehicle for the Supreme Court to revisit Title VII’s r


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, June 6, 2022

A suite of resources to assist with planning, conducting, documenting and evaluation outreach efforts.


Memo
22-094
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In another example of the EEOC’s growing scrutiny of how the use of Artificial Intelligence tools intersects with the laws the agency enforces, the Commission has issued new technical assistance guidance on ensuring that AI tools don’t violate the AD


Memo
22-069
Monday, April 11, 2022

Addressing an issue that has split the federal courts for almost 30 years, the Department of Justice has issued guidance taking the position that the public accommodations requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act cover websites.


Memo
22-059
Monday, March 28, 2022

According to the latest annual report (covering 2021) prepared by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. workforce has increased over the last decade.


Memo
22-038
Thursday, February 24, 2022

According to statistics released recently by the Department of Labor, the number of complaints it resolved that were filed by individuals under either the Fair Labor Standards Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act has gone down noticeably in recent


Memo
21-246
Monday, December 20, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its FAQs on COVID-19 and the federal EEO laws to provide additional guidance as to when COVID-19 may constitute a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Memo
21-215
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The House of Representatives, on a bipartisan vote, recently approved a bill (the “Providing Urgent Maternal Protection for Nursing Mothers Act”) that would extend and strengthen the right of employees to workplace accommodations in order to express


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, November 1, 2021

A helpful resource for FAQs around self-identify.


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, November 1, 2021

A helpful resource for FAQs around self-identify.


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, November 1, 2021

A helpful resource for FAQs around self-identify.


Memo
21-118
Monday, June 14, 2021

The New Jersey Supreme Court, interpreting state law, has weighed in definitively on an issue that also arises under the ADA, that is, whether a plaintiff with a disability attempting to prove a failure-to-accommodate claim must also show that the fa


Memo
21-107
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

CWC is pleased to present an updated version of our FMLA Compliance Outline to assist our members in addressing common compliance issues that arise under the Family and Medical Leave Act.


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