Yesterday, a fellow employment law blogger, Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, made an interesting post.  Sexual orientation discrimination by an employer is still legal in Ohio, so some creative plaintiff’s lawyers in Ohio have argued that the employers’ actions constituted religious discrimination because the plaintiff employees’ lifestyles did not comport with

Knowledge of Familial Disabilities

When investigating a claim of preferential treatment (or disparate treatment) by an employee alleging "Caregiver Disability Discrimination," the EEO investigator should first try to obtain information about familial disabilities of the employee who was allegedly treated preferentially in the case at hand.  The EEO investigator should first ask

What is “religion”? May an employer question the sincerity of an employee’s alleged religious beliefs? The U.S. Supreme Court has defined "religious belief" as a belief that is: "religious" in the employee’s own scheme of things and sincerely held by the employee. Thus, the law’s protection extends beyond "traditional" religions.

One of the best examples

In addition to protecting qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from employment discrimination, one ADA provision – the "Association" provision (42 U.S.C. § 12112(b)(4))– protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on their relationship or association with an individual with a disability, whether or not the applicant or employee has a disability.

Protection Against Adverse