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Posts tagged "Americans with Disabilities Act"

Former city worker alleges disability and race discrimination

It was originally a pot in which different types of metals were melted and combined. Today, we refer to America as a melting pot where different cultures, ethnicities, races, religions and more are blended.

Does the ADA protect workers with mental health conditions?

Milwaukee employers and employees alike generally understand that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits workplace discrimination based on physical limitations. But does the ADA also protect workers with mental conditions from discrimination and harassment?

Is it OK to consider pre-accommodation performance in firing?

A Wisconsin woman was hired as a counselor with a full year of probation for her employer to judge her job performance. Based on mixed evaluations, her supervisor recommended against retaining the woman beyond that first year.

Ruling against Wisconsin employer in disability discrimination case

If you drive north of Milwaukee along the shore of Lake Michigan for about an hour and a half, you will come to Manitowoc, a vacation spot dear to many of our city's residents. It is also home to Orion Energy Systems, a lighting and power technology company, and the focus of a recent federal court decision.

Insurance company MD: Accommodations are a way of life

He is associate medical director at one of the nation's largest insurance companies, but he has a perspective on disabilities and employer accommodations that might surprise a few of our readers. Dr. Michael Lacroix recently wrote an article in which he described the moaning and groaning he has heard from employers unhappy with their obligations under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

EEOC sends message on inflexible medical leave policies

Companies that are determined to have violated provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act sometimes hope they can negotiate a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, write a check and make their problems evaporate.

Company's health questionnaire violated ADA, GINA

Wisconsin workers may be interested to learn that a federal court has ruled that a poultry feed company violated federal anti-discrimination laws by making job applicants disclose their personal health histories before they could be considered for employment. The consent judgment, which was entered into on June 8, settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a job applicant with disabilities.

Lowe's settles disability discrimination claims

Many Wisconsin residents shop at Lowe's for their home improvement needs. They may be interested to learn that thousands of its former workers may receive compensation for wrongful termination. The company recently agreed to settle a slew of employment discrimination claims for $8.6 million. The lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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