Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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.

Aide fired after refusing to pray is not entitled to $70,000 award, appeals court rules

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A Mississippi nursing home did not violate the law by firing an aide who refused to pray the rosary with a resident, according to a recent appeals court ruling that overturned a nearly $70,000 verdict.

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.

Provider settles in EEOC Scientology case

A Florida medical provider has agreed to a settlement over allegations it fired employees who refused efforts to be converted to Scientology.

Ask the legal expert ... about mandating flu shots

Ask the legal expert ... about mandating flu shots

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We've decided that next flu season we're going to mandate our staff members get flu shots. Are we on firm legal ground?