A federal judge ruled last week that a former nursing home patient who is deaf can pursue a discrimination case against the facility where she lived for more than two years because staff refused to provide her a sign language interpreter.
The Justice Department is suing a Wisconsin nursing home, alleging that it discriminated against an employee by forcing her to get a flu shot.
A Tennessee nursing home fired a laundry technician rather than accommodate her request for time off to cope with an anxiety disorder, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges in a new lawsuit.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on Friday against a Maryland skilled nursing facility, arguing that it failed to promote an employee based on her race and age.
An Indiana skilled nursing and senior living provider is facing allegations that it subjected black employees to slurs and racial discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
State and federal lawmakers have recognized a patient's "right to choose." However, state and federal law also prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon race, sex, age, disability, and religion, among other protected class categories.
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.
There have been countless nursing home managers, supervisors, and even HR executives, who have committed impolitic comments about employees in email messages. Those comments often become evidence in cases where employees sue employers for alleged forms of harassment and/or discrimination or some variant of wrongful discharge.
A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender older adults believe that staff at long-term care facilities would discriminate against them, according to a new report.