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Flu Season for Employers

It’s official. Flu season is back. Many of us are keeping our fingers crossed that we won’t have to suffer the fevers, congestion, sneezing, fatigue, and other symptoms this year. For employers, flu season adds an extra burden, including the operational b…
EEOC the EEOC has been very aggressive in filing charges a… the EEOC filed a lawsuit against a Tennessee hospital…s policy. According to the EEOCcommodation in violation of federal law. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against the hospital in fede https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/flu-season-employers/

EEOC: Sexual Harassment Trends

Earlier this month, the EEOC published its Fiscal Year report for 2018. Many expected to see a significant uptick in sexual harassment cases filed at the EEOC after the emergence of high profile sexual harassment allegations in the media over the last yea…
the EEOC published its Fiscal Year report for 2018. M…tick in sexual harassment cases filed at the EEOC after the emergence of high profile sexual h… the EEOC https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-sexual-harassment-trends/

Preventing Bystander Effect in the Workplace

Much of the standard run-of-the-mill harassment training conducted in the past have not been 100% effective as a prevention tool; the focus mainly being on avoiding legal liability. Litigation is costly to a business, and can drag on for years. It behoove…
EEOC https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/preventing-bystander-effect-workplace/

Understanding What Language Policies Are and Are Not Legal In the Workplace

Last week, a New York-based attorney complained to a restaurant that he heard employees speaking Spanish to other customers. It’s important that we understand what language policies are and are not legal in the workplace...
natory working environment. According to the EEOC https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/understanding-what-language-policies-are-and-are-not-legal-workplace/

Employers Beware! Lack of Action Leads to Liability

Employers should be aware of a large sexual harassment settlement in Arizona. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General’s Office (ACRD), filed suit on behalf of numerous female emplo…
EEOC Arizona.  The EEOC alleged that the GEO Group allowed its femal…rassment by male guards and supervisors. The EEOC further alleged that when the female employe https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/employers-beware-lack-action-leads-liability/

Requirement or Suggestion? EEOC Rulings Suggest that Preferential Reassignment is a Requirement

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who would otherwise be able to perform the essential job functions. However, if the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the emplo…
the EEOCere near enough to comply with the ADA.  The EEOC holds the position that if an employee is no…he same manner as the other Circuits and the EEOC.  What does this mean for employers https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/requirement-or-suggestion-eeoc-rulings-suggests-preferential-reassignment-requirement/

Royal, P.C. Attorneys Successfully Obtain LOPC Finding in Discrimination and Retalition Case

Royal acquires a lack of probable cause finding for a claim with two EEOC charges. A former employee brought charges of discrimination (sex) and retaliation. The attorneys at Royal, P.C. successfully argued that the employer properly conducted a thorough…
probable cause finding for a claim with two EEOC charges.  A former employee brought charges … any additional required accommodations. The EEOC agreed with the Royal attorneys in that it i https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-succesfully-obtains-lack-probable-cause-finding/

Landmark Decision Bans Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation

In a landmark decision, a federal court has ruled in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This is the first time a federal court of appeals has f…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/landmark-decision-bars-discrimination-based-sexual-orientation/

Developing a Corporate Philosophy Toward Employment Practices Liability

Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) is not a panacea. There are several factors to consider when making a decision to purchase it or not. On April 14, attorney Amy Royal provided an overview of the types of claims these policies generally cove…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/developing-corporate-philosophy-toward-employment-practices-liability/

Pitfalls During the Hiring Process

Employers should be aware of the various Federal and Massachusetts laws that prohibit employers from making certain pre-employment inquiries of job applicants. Employers should not ask any questions about someone’s race, gender, national origin, age, or …
n claim.     Testing According to the EEOC https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/pitfalls-during-hiring-proces/

Employment Law Concerns in Job Postings

Employers today primarily use the internet to communicate openings for positions with their company. The job postings can be on the company website, online job boards or social media.
Practices contained on the EEOC which the EEOC might deem to have a direct or indirect impa https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/employment-law-concerns-job-postings/

New Requirements for EEO-1 Form for Year 2017

The EEOC recently announced a change in its EEO-1 form that is effective for the year 2017.
The EEOC recently announced a change in its EEO… the EEOC has changed the https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/new-requirements-eeo-1-form-year-2017/

EEOC Issues Strategic Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued its Strategic Enforcement Plan for fiscal years 2017-2021 (“Enforcement Plan”).
EEOCto emerging areas of employment law that the EEOC has deemed a priority.  Through the Enforcem… the EEOC has served notice that it will be monitoring https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-strategic-enforcement-plan-fiscal-years-2017-2021/

EEOC Final Rule on Employer Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) rule on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) apply to employer wellness programs became effective January 1,…
EEOCe is designed to provide guidance on how the EEOC interprets provisions of employer wellness p…view their wellness policies in light of the EEOC any questions regarding compliance with the EEOC Rule on Employer Wellness Programs https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-final-rule-employer-wellness-programs/

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

As business owners, upper management and HR professionals are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee b…
EEOC disability or genetic information. The EEOC recently issued its Enforcement Guidance on … the EEOC defines national origin discrimination as …mployers is the Promising Practices that the EEOC includes in the Guidance.  The EEOC states t https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-enforcement-guidance-national-origin-discrimination/

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021

As business owners, upper management, and HR professionals are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee …
EEOC or genetic information. The EEOC recently issued its Strategic Enforcement Pl…icies and practices initially pursued by the EEOC in its strategic enforcement plan for fiscal https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-new-enforcement-plan-fiscal-years-2017-2021/

Employers Challenged by Religious Discrimination, Appearance Issues

Title VII and Massachusetts state law prohibit discrimination based on religion in the workplace. In addition, state and federal law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs, unless doing so would create …
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/employers-challenged-religious-discrimination-appearance-issues/

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Whether Obesity is Covered by the ADA

This week, the United States Supreme Court declined to review an 8th Circuit decision which centered on the issue of whether obesity is covered by the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”).
is obesity.  The Eighth Circuit followed the EEOC https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/supreme-court-declines-hear-case-whether-obesity-covered-ada/

EEOC Issued Enforcement Guide on Retaliation and Related Issues

The EEOC recently issued its Enforcement Guide on Retaliation and Related Issues. The Guide incorporates recent court decisions as well as the EEOC's own interpretation of the statutes that it enforces regarding employee retaliation claims. The Guide supe…
The EEOC recently issued its Enforcement Guide on Ret…orates recent court decisions as well as the EEOC Guide sets for several examples of what the EEOC deems to be protected activities by employee https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-issues-enforcement-guide-retaliation-and-related-issues/

A Transition in the Law: Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

On May 1, 1989, the United States Supreme Court held that discriminating against individuals based on perceived non-conformity with gender stereotypes is a form of sex (gender) discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/transition-law-transgender-discrimination-workplace/

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