An Illinois manufacturer of steel castings for the rail industry was just sued by the EEOC for allegedly violating the ADA.  The EEOC alleges that the company illegally asks job applicants if they “have a history of carpal tunnel syndrome and gives them a nerve conduction tests.”  See

carpal tunnel : Carpal Tunnel Syndrome cartoon of a man with a sore wrist. Illustration

Although the EEOC press

Another employer has settled a GINA class action brought by the EEOC – for $187,500.

The EEOC told a Practising Law Institute conference two years ago of a number of workplace issues which it planned to address, one of which was  targeting violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”).  The law was new (2009),

The number of UK employment cases plunging?  We asked about this earlier when we wrote that the UK Ministry of Justice released employment tribunal stats for the first quarter of 2014, and according to Michael Rubinstein Publishing, there has been a “huge fall in employment tribunal claims as a result of the introduction of

22113091_sA man in Florida is learning the hard way that this old adage is true. 

Patrick Snay, the ex-headmaster of Gulliver Schools Inc. settled an age discrimination and retaliation suit he brought when his contract was not renewed.  The settlement agreement contained a rather standard confidentiality agreement that prohibited the disclosure of the existence or

On May 17, 2013 we reported that in accordance with its priorities in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) the EEOC announced that it filed a GINA class action against The Founders Pavilion, Inc., a Corning, N.Y. nursing and rehabilitation center, its first systemic lawsuit under GINA.

GINA,  the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, has been

We recently posted a blog about whether employers should secretly tape meetings with their employees.  The issue arises because employers believe that employees are secretly taping them.

As we have previously posted, we have gotten a lot of comments on this post, mostly about the legality of such secret recordings. However, one comment brought up

We have been overwhelmed with the response to our recent post: Should You Secretly Tape Your Meetings with Employees? 

One reader, bristled at the idea that anyone would  secretly tape – employer or employee.  Her comment led to the title of this post.

Judy Payne, commented in the LinkedIn Corporate Lawyer Network, on this tactic