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NC nursing home reaches $35,000 settlement over charges it discriminated against disabled worker

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A North Carolina long-term care company has reached a $35,000 settlement over charges that it discriminated against a cook/dietary aide with a physical impairment, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.

Genesis nursing home agrees to $75,000 settlement over charges of discriminating against a deaf worker

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A New Jersey nursing home has agreed to a $75,000 settlement to resolve charges that it discriminated against a potential employee because of his deafness, federal authorities announced Monday.

God help providers accused of religious discrimination

God help providers accused of religious discrimination

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There was a time when reading Gary Larson's "The Far Side" was an essential part of my daily routine. Yes, the now-defunct strip was a bit quirky, but it was almost always good for a laugh.

Nursing home refused to let worker wear hijab, EEOC says

Nursing home refused to let worker wear hijab, EEOC says

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An Alabama nursing home faces a lawsuit for allegedly refusing to allow a Muslim employee to wear a hijab.

Religious freedom: Not just an issue for Hobby Lobby

Religious freedom: Not just an issue for Hobby Lobby

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It's tough for nursing homes to attract good certified nursing assistants or aides. It's even harder when rumors abound about the mistreatment of those on the lower end of the power and pay scale. It's practically impossible when there is a belief a nursing home miay punish those for sincerely held religious beliefs.

Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges

Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges

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An Alabama nursing home is being sued after it allegedly refused to allow a Muslim worker to wear a hijab on the job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week.

Nursing home to pay $90,000 settlement over firing of HIV-positive nurse

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A Tennessee nursing home has agreed to pay $90,000 to settle charges that it violated federal law in firing an HIV-positive staff member, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Friday.

Limiting nursing home shift to 8 hours was reasonable request, EEOC charges in discrimination suit

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A New Mexico nursing home broke federal law by not allowing an employee with health problems to limit his shifts to eight hours, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged.

Gay couple turns to EEOC

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Brookdale Senior Living is revisiting its benefits policies for same-sex couples after an employee filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in January. The worker alleged that Brookdale denied health benefits to her wife after the couple got married in Connecticut.

Genesis nursing home illegally reneged on job offer to deaf applicant, government charges

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Managers at a New Jersey nursing home owned by Genesis HealthCare withdrew a job offer to a qualified applicant because he is deaf, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is charging in a lawsuit announced Wednesday.

Nursing home to pay $370,000 to settle charges it asked for family history information in the hiring process

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A nursing home that now is out of business has agreed to a $370,000 settlement in an employment discrimination suit, which included charges that it asked for genetic information as part of the hiring process, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced.

Training managers to build relationships with employees

Training managers to build relationships with employees

Providers like CenterLight are experiencing greater numbers of frail elderly patients as the general population ages, and a mandate from New York State's Medicaid program that requires patients who need long-term care to enroll in a managed plan.

Penn State's unwell approach

Penn State's unwell approach

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Of the many questions you hopefully know you can't ask during a hiring interview, a big one is whether the candidate is pregnant or planning to become pregnant. So why is it okay for Pennsylvania State University to ask this of its employees on a questionnaire?

Nursing home faces trailblazing lawsuit over asking workers for family medical histories

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A nursing and rehabilitation center violated federal law by asking for workers' family medical history, a government lawsuit alleges. The suit is one of the first of its kind.

EEOC: Nursing home erred in firing Jehovah's Witness

EEOC: Nursing home erred in firing Jehovah's Witness

A Michigan nursing home is being sued for allegedly firing a Jehovah's Witness nursing assistant after she asked for certain days off.

Assisted living facility wrongfully denied woman employment after a drug test, EEOC says

Assisted living facility wrongfully denied woman employment after a drug test, EEOC says

An assisted living facility in Oregon violated federal law by refusing to hire an applicant who used prescription medication, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EEOC: Nursing home erred in firing Seventh-day Adventist nursing assistant

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Florida nursing home for firing a certified nursing assistant who did not want to work on her religion's Sabbath day.

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