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How to Weigh Obesity In Employment Decisions

In September, one of my Memphis partners, Jeff Wientraub, wrote a good analysis of legal issues posed by obese workers in HR Professionals Magazine.  While most employers state that an employees weight does not influence their employment decisions, I am … Continue reading

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You Can Win ADA Claims- Show Individualized Analysis and No Knee-Jerk Decisions

Today, the Eight Circuit handed down a well-reasoned decision in plaintiff’s appeal of its loss in an ADA and State Whistleblower claim.  A locomotive machinist  was sent for examination and not allowed to return to work after being diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Employers Should Take the EEOC More Seriously In 2013

Some executives and managers consider EEOC charges to be a cost of doing business.   Based on past experience, they do not treat Discrimination Charges with the same concern as other legal matters.  The EEOC’s current focus on Systemic Discrimination and the … Continue reading

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ADAAA Shifts Focus From “Are They Disabled” To Did You Properly Interact With and Accomodate Them

ADAAA’s Twist On Administration Of Employment Practices Date: August 9, 2012 By Mauro Ramirez and A. Kevin TroutmanMost experienced human resources (HR) professionals know and follow an old adage when applying policies and making employment decisions: Follow established company policies … Continue reading

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