Extended Provider Relief Fund reporting window closes tomorrow, Nov. 30 … Three more states join legal challenge of vaccine mandate for healthcare workers; 14 states now involved … Legislation would...
New guidance affirms providers’ right to reject religious exemptions for COVID vaccinations due to...
James M. Berklan
Oct 27, 2021
Long-term care providers shouldn’t read too much into updated COVID-19 vaccination guidance on religious exemptions released this week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to...
An effective approach to addressing sexual harassment
David Barmak Esq., and Betty Frandsen, MHA, NHA, RN
Jun 16, 2021
In 1986, the Supreme Court held that workplace harassment constitutes sex discrimination and is unlawful under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1991, the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Clarence...
New federal guidance says employers can require COVID-19 vaccine giving providers ‘peace of mind’
Jun 02, 2021
Long-term care providers can require staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, according to new guidance released late last week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Vaccine mandates are legal, but not without their own risks
Apr 19, 2021
With the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program now complete, responsibility for COVID-19 vaccinations of new residents and staff has shifted to the long-term care facilities themselves. ...
EEOC sues PruittHealth for pregnancy discrimination
Apr 19, 2018
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday it is suing PruittHealth-Raleigh for refusing to accommodate the pregnancy-related work restrictions of a certified nursing assistant...
SNF sued after firing worker with anxiety
Mar 08, 2018
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a Nashville-based skilled nursing and rehabilitation company for refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee who suffers from...
EEOC takes on provider over flu shot firing
Feb 16, 2018
A healthcare provider in Owosso, MI, violated federal law by rescinding a job offer to a transcriptionist who wanted a religious accommodation to avoid a flu shot, the EEOC said in a lawsuit this week.
EEOC sues nursing home that fired worker with anxiety
Feb 05, 2018
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...
Nursing home providers hit with disability, racial discrimination lawsuits from EEOC
Oct 03, 2017
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.