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Category: Labor & Employment Blog

Apr 10, 2018

In the Wake of the Tragedy in Parkland, What Can Corporate America Do to Reduce Violence in the Workplace?

By: Jessica B. Jackler, Associate  Seventeen years ago I graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I walked the halls of MSD daily without a care in the world other than that of a typical high-school student — did I study enough for the test next period? […]

Mar 23, 2018

Title VII Claims Where No Religious Accommodations to Prospective Employees

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member The EEOC continues to play an active role in either seeking to force settlements of religious discrimination claims on behalf of individual employees or directly filing such lawsuits against the employers of such individuals. In 2017, we saw almost 3,500 religious discrimination claims filed with the […]

Feb 20, 2018

Defending Mental Health Disability Employment Claims

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member We are seeing a significant increase in mental and developmental disability claims brought before both the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.  An escalating number of employees with alleged depression, bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety disorders among other mental health conditions […]

Aug 31, 2017

Employee Declined Vaccinations And Religious Beliefs: Employer Obligation To Accommodate

By: Storrs Downey We have previously written an article on religious accommodations,“Religious Accommodations In The Workplace: Practical Lessons,” DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2016, and continue to keep a close eye on how the courts are addressing religious protections within the context of the employment setting. In 2016 Mission […]

Aug 7, 2017

Employees are Giving Companies “the Finger” Over Use of Biometrics

By: Jessica Jackler, Associate You may have heard about biometrics in the news lately involving certain tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Snapchat. Biometrics are unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, that can be used for automated recognition. Although more commonly recognized in the consumer context, the use of biometrics […]

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