Disabilities / Sexual Harassment and Employment
Sexual Harassment
  • 2 types of illegal actions
    • quid pro quo
    • hostile environment
  • Unwelcomed Conduct
  • Employer Liability
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act  (part of Title VII)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act  (ADEA)  ==>  bars the employer from discriminating against an employee on the basis of being 40 years of age or older
Retaliatory Discharge
  • it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who files a complaint with the EEOC
  • this includes dismissing, demoting, or refusing a promotion
  • also includes writing a negative job reference
Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • U.S. Citizens Employed Abroad
  • Mixed Motive Cases
  • Training
  • Glass Ceiling
Americans With Disabilities Act  (ADA)
  • a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a person's ability to walk, see, hear, perform manual tasks, learn, work, or care for themselves
  • applies to employers with a minimum of 15 employees
  • Essential Functions
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Undue Hardship
  • Drugs and Illnesses
Mandatory Verification of Employment Status
  • Immigration Reform And Control Act
  • Form I-9
Family and Medical Leave Act 1993
  • entitles eligible employees to up to 12 weeks of leave per year for childbirth, adoption, foster placement, or to care for a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition, or for the employee's own serious health condition

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