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EEOC letter draws the line between lawful, unlawful medical inquiries under Rehab Act (and ADA), GINA, Title VII and the ADEA

June 8th, 2012

The EEOC on June 7 released an informal discussion letter that spells out for the U.S. Peace Corps the difference between lawful and unlawful medical inquiries under the Rehabilitation Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Because Section [Read more...]


Female executives believe time-tested parenting skills provide edge in the workplace

June 8th, 2012

According to the findings of an executive survey conducted in May by the Korn/Ferry Institute, 95 percent of female professionals think raising children has provided them with unique skills portable to the workplace. The top transferrable skills, according to the respondents, are motivating and inspiring others, learning agility (applying past experience in new ways) and [Read more...]


EEOC soliciting public input for Strategic Enforcement Plan

June 7th, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking public input in the development of its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP). The approval of a SEP is the first performance measure of the agency’s Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2012-2016, which establishes a framework for achieving its mission to stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination by [Read more...]


Travel agents, attorneys/judges and physicians among occupations most likely to report weight gain, finds annual survey

June 7th, 2012

A new CareerBuilder survey found two-in-five workers (44 percent) said they have gained weight at their current job, on par with previous studies. Twenty-six percent of workers gained over 10 pounds, and 14 percent gained over 20 pounds. On the other hand, 16 percent said they lost weight. The study, conducted by Harris Interactive© from [Read more...]


Wal-Mart, EEOC settle religious bias suit on behalf of Mormon employee

June 6th, 2012

Giant retailer Wal-Mart will pay $70,000 and implement preventive measures to resolve a Title VII religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a Mormon employee, according to a June 1 agency announcement.
The EEOC’s lawsuit asserted that in 2009, an assistant manager at the Coovillel, Washington, Wal-Mart faced [Read more...]