Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) News

EEOC Sues Blue Sky Vision for Disability Discrimination at Michigan Facility

Blue Sky Vision L.L.C., a Delaware-based management services organization that provides support to eye care providers, has been sued by federal employment officials for employee disability discrimination at a facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission …

Lawsuit Alleges University of Maryland Fed Gluten to Student with Celiac Disease

A student who has celiac disease says in a lawsuit that a Maryland state university deliberately served her food containing gluten. The lawsuit from Allegany County native Hannah Smith said the University of Maryland, College Park, violated the Americans with …

Must Gift Cards Be Available in Braille to Comply with ADA?

In this season of giving, nothing says I-waited-until-the-last-minute-and-didn’t-have-time-to-think-seriously-about-what-to-get like a gift card. In both their solid and virtual forms, the cards have become a ubiquitous sign of the holiday season. But does the law require that they be available in …

Supreme Court Lets Stand Claim Applying Disabilities Act to Online Services

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Domino’s Pizza Inc. to avoid a lawsuit by a blind man who accused the company of violating a law barring discrimination against people with disabilities after he was unable to …

What to Do If an Employee Displays Signs of Dementia

Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say. Workers experiencing early stages of dementia may struggle with tasks they had completed without difficulty. Historically punctual employees may forget …

Murphy Oil USA to Pay $100K to Settle Disability Discrimination, Retaliation Suit

Arkansas-based Murphy Oil USA Inc. will pay $100,000 to settle a workplace discrimination suit filed in Texas by federal officials. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against Murphy Oil, which owns Murphy USA retail gasoline stores typically …

Macy’s to Pay $75K to Settle Federal Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Macy’s will pay a former long-term employee $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed in Illinois filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the federal employment agency, the EEOC’s lawsuit charged Macy’s with firing an …

Louisiana Sheriff Rejected Applicant Because of HIV, Lawsuit Says

A Louisiana man says a sheriff’s office withdrew a job offer after finding out he has HIV, according to a federal lawsuit filed Oct. 24. “It’s the equivalent of not hiring somebody because they had cancer or diabetes. It’s not …

Texas Christian Camp to Settle Federal Discrimination Suit for $70K

Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc., a Huntsville, Texas-area business offering summer camping and retreats, will pay $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency …

Wisconsin Company Resolves Federal Wellness, Retaliation Case for $100K

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported it has resolved a lawsuit against Orion Energy Systems, a Manitowoc, Wis., lighting company. The EEOC had challenged the company’s wellness program under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and alleged that …