Monday, June 13, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, the National LGBTQ Task Force and the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights issued a new report entitled Valuing Transgender Applicants & Employees: A Best Practices Guide for Employers.  This follows the EEOC's recent guidance on transgender employees' bathroom use and discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation.

Discrimination 
  • A federal judge in St. Louis granted judgment for the EEOC in a disability discrimination and GINA case. The employer had required that all applicants fill out a health history form before they were considered for a position. 
Technology 
In other developments: 
  • Senate Republicans introduced a Congressional Review Act aimed at stopping implementation of the new FLSA regulations. 
  • The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Minnesota’s Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act can reach employers outside of Minnesota when the testing occurred there.