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EEOC Announces Strategic Plan For 2018-2022

The United States Congress requires executive departments, government corporations and independent agencies to develop and post a Strategic Plan on their public websites every four fiscal years. The plan must at least include the following: a mission statement covering the major functions and operations of the agency; general goals and objectives, including outcome-oriented goals for   Continue Reading »

EEOC Releases 2017 Enforcement and Litigation Statistics

On January 25, 2018 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its fiscal year 2017 enforcement and litigation statistics. The EEOC’s fiscal year ended on September 30, 2017. The EEOC announced that 84,254 workplace discrimination charges were filed in 2017. The EEOC also reported that it secured $398 million through litigation and settlement. The charge   Continue Reading »

Fired in Retaliation for Reporting a Work-Related Accident? 7th Circuit Says "No" and Rules Employer Entitled to Costs

Over the past few years there has been an increase in litigation involving employees alleging they were terminated from employment in retaliation for exercising protected activity – i.e., reporting a work- related accident. This type of litigation has occurred under various federal statutes. This article discusses one such suit brought under the Federal Railway Safety   Continue Reading »

Passing an Exam Necessary for Licensing is Both an Essential Function of the Job and Required to be a Qualified Individual Under the ADA

Yasas Rodrigo was a resident in Carle’s Family Medicine Residency Program. Rodrigo was unable to pass the Step 3 testing required to continue in the Residency program. Rodrigo initially withdrew from the program when he was unable to pass Step 3 rather than being terminated from the program. However, he subsequently requested an accommodation to   Continue Reading »

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