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EEOC: Employees Recovering From Opioid Addiction Are Protected From Discrimination

Posted October 7th, 2020 by in Employment Discrimination.

Sanford Heisler Sharp is at the forefront of the movement holding the opioid industry accountable for the ruinous effects its drugs have had on people and governments throughout our country. This opioid work pits us against the companies that profited off the addictive potential of the drugs they peddled. New EEOC guidance indicates that our […]

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Extending the “Ministerial Exception”: What Does It Mean to Employees?

Posted July 14th, 2020 by in Employment Discrimination.

The past few weeks brought mixed results for plaintiffs at the Supreme Court. Although the Court surprisingly extended Title VII’s protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation in Bostock v. Clayton County, the Court wrapped up its term by extending the so-called “ministerial exception”—which exempts certain employees of religious institutions from employment protections—to a […]

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Older Workers Who Return to Work?

Posted May 18th, 2020 by in Age Discrimination.

Despite all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it has been apparent since the early days that the virus is dangerous for older adults. As our understanding of the pandemic changes and evolves, this finding does not appear to have wavered, and the CDC currently maintains that individuals 65 years and older “are at higher risk.” […]

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COVID-19: Mask for Discrimination?

Posted May 2nd, 2020 by in Employment Discrimination.

The unprecedented challenge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty in every aspect of society. Certainly, the economy has been no exception, and employers are taking a variety of approaches and tactics in an attempt to weather the storm. Many employers are asking their employees to take pay cuts, with percentages often varying by […]

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