New Rules Mean More Protection For Pregnant Workers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is linking the temporary condition of pregnancy to a legal principle usually associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which rewrote the rules of access in both the workplace and society as they relate to accommodating people with disabilities. The author discusses how this change could impact federal workers in their workplaces.

EEOC Meets English Common Law

The author analyzes a recent case involving the EEOC which is being hailed as an important decision against what he calls “over-zealous prosecution by government entities.” He says it is evidence that adoption of a legal system under which the losing party pays the other party’s legal fees would be beneficial.

The Best Qualified Person Got the Promotion… Right? (Part 2)

In a follow up to a previous article, the author offers detail on what happens in a situation in which an EEO complaint is filed regarding a promotion in which multiple people are contending for the position. What happens if one of the people passed over for the promotion files a complaint and wins – do the others who didn’t get the promotion get notified of the award?