EEOC sues Health Partners, Inc. for refusing to let employee work with noncontagious tuberculosis

Michigan rehabilitation and nursing company Health Partners, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by refusing to allow an employee to begin working there after a skin test for tuberculosis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit it filed on May 11, 2011. The suit filed by the commission in […]

EEOC sues Health Partners, Inc. for refusing to let employee work with noncontagious tuberculosis

Michigan rehabilitation and nursing company Health Partners, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by refusing to allow an employee to begin working there after a skin test for tuberculosis, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims in a lawsuit it filed on May 11, 2011. The suit filed by the commission in […]

Republican senators send letter demanding that President Obama withdraw the nominations of Lafe Solomon and Craig Becker

Led by Conservative firebrand Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) 18 Republican Senators have sent a letter to President Obama, demanding that he “fix” the NLRB. Although the letter purports to be in regards to the complaint filed by the NLRB against The Boeing Company, the Senators’ letter focuses mostly on President Obama’s appointees to positions in […]

Republican senators send letter demanding that President Obama withdraw the nominations of Lafe Solomon and Craig Becker

Led by Conservative firebrand Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) 18 Republican Senators have sent a letter to President Obama, demanding that he “fix” the NLRB. Although the letter purports to be in regards to the complaint filed by the NLRB against The Boeing Company, the Senators’ letter focuses mostly on President Obama’s appointees to positions in […]

Fisher Nut Company, EEOC settle allegations of reprisal against Latina workers who attended meeting that lead to EEOC charge

Modesto, California-based Fisher Nut Company has agreed to pay $150,000 to seven Latina employees and to implement preventive measures to settle a Title VII lawsuit for retaliation (EEOC v Fisher Nut Co, NDCal, No CV 10-01794), according to a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statement on May 9, 2011. A group of Latina employees […]

Fisher Nut Company, EEOC settle allegations of reprisal against Latina workers who attended meeting that lead to EEOC charge

Modesto, California-based Fisher Nut Company has agreed to pay $150,000 to seven Latina employees and to implement preventive measures to settle a Title VII lawsuit for retaliation (EEOC v Fisher Nut Co, NDCal, No CV 10-01794), according to a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statement on May 9, 2011. A group of Latina employees […]

Acting General Counsel carries out threat to file complaint against Arizona over secret ballot amendment, takes criticism for Boeing complaint

The NLRB has announced that Lafe Solomon, the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel, has submitted for filing a complaint in U.S. District Court in Phoenix asking that court to declare that a recently passed constitutional amendment is preempted by the NLRA. Arizona voters passed a constitutional amendment on November 2, 2010, prohibiting employers from engaging in […]

Acting General Counsel carries out threat to file complaint against Arizona over secret ballot amendment, takes criticism for Boeing complaint

The NLRB has announced that Lafe Solomon, the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel, has submitted for filing a complaint in U.S. District Court in Phoenix asking that court to declare that a recently passed constitutional amendment is preempted by the NLRA. Arizona voters passed a constitutional amendment on November 2, 2010, prohibiting employers from engaging in […]

Summary judgment granted to class of female correction officer applicants; timed run component of physical fitness test had disparate impact on women

A state’s physical fitness test (PFT) for correction officer applicants, which required a timed 1.5-mile run, violated Title VII because it had a disparate impact on female applicants and was neither job-related nor consistent with business necessity, a federal district court in Connecticut ruled in addressing cross motions for summary judgment on the issue of […]

Summary judgment granted to class of female correction officer applicants; timed run component of physical fitness test had disparate impact on women

A state’s physical fitness test (PFT) for correction officer applicants, which required a timed 1.5-mile run, violated Title VII because it had a disparate impact on female applicants and was neither job-related nor consistent with business necessity, a federal district court in Connecticut ruled in addressing cross motions for summary judgment on the issue of […]