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Employer's "Super Policy" Against Harassment Requires Employer to Protect Employee Beyond that Which is Required by Law

A Costco employee suffered from Tourette's syndrome and made complaints to management about the way his supervisors and others were treating him. He later filed charges with the Connecticut Human Rights Organization as well as suit in federal district court, claiming that he was subjected to a hostile work environment and retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and corresponding state statutes. He also claimed breach of contract and promissory estoppel.  More ›

Policy Requiring Disclosure of Nature of Illness for Work Absences may Violate ADA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a class-action lawsuit against a department store claiming its policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The case came about when an employee was unable to attend work for a few days due to medical illness, and despite having provided a doctor’s note for her absence, the store sought the specific nature of her illness in order to have the absences deemed “excused.” The employee refused to provide the information and claimed the request was unlawful. The store subsequently terminated her employment. Later, the store revised its policies and this requirement was removed.  More ›

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