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Morning Sickness? Prenatal Check-ups? What to Know About New Rights for Pregnant Workers

The new law treats pregnancy and related conditions as themselves deserving of “reasonable accommodations” and places the burden on employers to prove “undue hardships” for denying any requests. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Small Business

New Rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Include Divisive Accommodations for Abortion

The act requires most employers with 15 or more employees to provide "reasonable accommodations" for a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions — including fertility and infertility treatments in some cases. read more >
Health Care / Legal

Arkansas Hospital Retaliated Against Employee After Harassment Complaint, US Suit Says

The group practice Interventional Pain Management Associates PLLC, a department of the hospital, was also named as a defendant in the case. read more >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Accused of Illegally Firing Disabled Employee

It's the fifth time this year that the EEOC has sued Walmart over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. read more >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Faces Class Action Over Test That ‘Screened Out’ Disabled Workers

The exam was part of a training program designed to measure employees' knowledge of customer service, inventory essentials and more. read more >
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Walmart Refused to Accommodate Deaf Employees, US Lawsuit Says

The suit says that a Walmart store in Olathe, Kansas, hired two deaf employees as overnight stockers but refused to provide an interpreter or communic read more >
Legal / Retail

Hank’s Furniture Illegally Fired Worker Over COVID Shot Refusal, Lawsuit Says

The company allegedly denied an employee's request to be exempt from its vaccine requirement based on her Christian beliefs. read more >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

US Sues Walmart for Firing Worker With Chronic Illness

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

Arkansas, Other States Sue Over LGBT Protections at School, Work

Attorneys general from 20 states including Arkansas sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Watch Walmart for 5 Years, EEOC Asks Judge After Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asks a federal judge to allow it to monitor Walmart Inc. of Bentonville for five years after a Wisconsin jury found the retailer failed to accommodate a longtime employee with Down syndrome. read more >
Health Care / Public Companies / Retail

Former Walmart ADA & Immigration Director Sues for Disability DisciminationLock Icon

A longtime employee of Walmart Inc. of Bentonville sued the retail giant in Washington County Circuit Court alleging the company fired her in August 2017 because of disability discrimination and retaliation. read more >
Dillard’s headquarters at 1600 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. 
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

EEOC Investigating Dillard’s Promotions

Dillard’s Inc.’s resistance to a long-running race discrimination investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proved futile: A federal judge has ordered the Little Rock retailer to turn over contact information so that hundreds of past and current employees can be surveyed. read more >
Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

ARORA: Discord Over Promotions Leads to Lawsuits

Personnel moves made in 2014 which resulted in the ARORA executive director being fired less than two months after taking on the job wasn’t the end of the nonprofit’s problems. read more >
Dillard’s headquarters at 1600 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. 
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard’s in EEOC Case

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard’s Inc. to explain why it won’t comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Retail

EEOC Filing Fewer Discrimination Cases In Arkansas

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed only two lawsuits in the state this calendar year, continuing a recent trend line. In 2011, the EEOC filed six lawsuits in Arkansas’ federal courts and three the following year. Last year, the EEOC filed only two lawsuits against companies operating in the state. read more >
Legal / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Settles Discrimination Case Brought By EEOC, Will Review Hiring Policies

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is reviewing its company hiring policy and has settled a racial discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. read more >
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail

Dillard’s Settles with EEOC Over ADA Claim

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock settles with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over two company policies the EEOC said violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. read more >