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Obesity as a Disability: What Does This Mean for Employers?

By October 3, 2012

By Michael T. Landen According to the CDC, over one-third of American adults are obese.  As a result, it is not surprising that employers nationwide are seeing a rise in lawsuits and claims by obese employees who invoke the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), claiming that their employers failed to provide reasonable accommodations for their …

EEOC Says Employers Cannot Demand Silence From Their Employees During A Harassment Investigation

By August 29, 2012

By Michael T. Landen Recently, the Buffalo office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a letter concerning an employer’s instructions to an employee not to discuss a pending investigation.  Excerpts of the letter can be found here. The EEOC letter raises questions about an employer’s ability to silence employees during an …