New Regulation Will Make It Harder to Defend Some Age Discrimination Claims

Posted by Jeanine Gagliardi on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 14:32

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers because of their age. The ADEA prohibits both intentional discrimination and employment practices that are facially neutral but result in more harm to older workers than younger workers (“disparate impact”).

The FMLA Now Protects Employees Who Are Not Eligible

Posted by Edward Sharkey on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 18:31

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, an eligible employee can take 12 weeks of leave, all at once or in increments, for a variety of medical purposes. These purposes include caring for a relative who has a condition that prevents him from participating in "other daily activities."

Maryland High Court Skips Opportunity to Give Businesses Guidance on Addressing Claims of the Disabled

Posted by Edward Sharkey on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 23:08

The Maryland Court of Appeals recently decided a case in which a woman with a latex allergy sued her son's school for discrimination for declining to remove all latex products from the school. The school attempted to accommodate her by not using latex around her son and allowing her to pick up her son at the front desk so that she did not have to enter the building.

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