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EEOC Sues FedEx Ground for Institutional Disability Discrimination

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Post by V. Severin Roberts The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has filed suit against the shipping company FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., (“FedEx Ground”) claiming that the employer violated federal law nationwide by discriminating against a large class of deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants for years. The EEOC alleges…..Read More »

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Pregnancy Discrimination and Light Duty – Hope on the Horizon?

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Post by: Benjamin Stark In a blog post last month, I discussed the dilemma of the pregnant employee whose medical restrictions (i.e. not being allowed to lift something heavy) prevents her from doing something her employer considers the central function of her job.  Is that employee out of a job?  Can it be that her…..Read More »

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A New First for the EEOC

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Post by: Tremain C. Mattress A couple of weeks ago, the EEOC filed its first ever lawsuits over alleged sex discrimination against transgender individuals.  In both lawsuits, transgender workers were fired for being transgender and not conforming to the employer’s gender-based expectations.   Both cases involve employees who were transitioning from male to female.  Although this…..Read More »

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FLSA violations in the Oil and Gas Industries

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Post by Amelia Ragan Recent U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) investigations into the oil and gas industry have uncovered an alarming trend of companies underpaying workers, many of whom perform high-risk jobs, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  These violations seem particularly egregious when you consider that this industry has enjoyed rapid…..Read More »

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