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EEOC Issues New Guidance Concerning Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodations

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On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (the Guidance). As stated on the EEOC’s website, the Guidance supersedes the EEOC’s earlier guidance on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which had been issued in 2014. The Guidance was also issued, in part, in response… Continue Reading

OCR Issues Guidance Regarding Immunization Requirements for Students With Disabilities

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The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued guidance regarding how schools should address situations where a student with a disability is unvaccinated. This guidance recognizes that there are certain medical conditions where a disabled student should not get vaccinated, such as HIV/AIDS, Leukemia, or certain types of cancers. OCR states… Continue Reading

Governor Amends NYS Human Rights Law to Protect Unpaid Interns From Discriminatory Practices

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As recently reported in one of our client alerts, the New York State Human Rights Law has been amended to bar employers from engaging in “discriminatory practices” against unpaid interns. The client alert defines “unpaid interns” and enumerates the now-prohibited practices against such individuals. School districts that engage such interns should review their practices and… Continue Reading

OCR Issues Dear Colleague Letter to Ensure Schools’ Compliance with Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

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On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice issued a Dear Colleague Letter to assist schools in administering discipline without discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The letter emphasizes the Office for Civil Rights’ focus on eliminating discrimination in schools, and the importance of… Continue Reading

Cuomo Orders Investigation Into Bullying Allegations

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In November, New York State’s governor ordered the New York State Police and Division of Human Rights to investigate allegations of anti-Semitic bullying in the Pine Bush Central School District. The investigation stems from a lawsuit filed on behalf of five current and former students in the district alleging that they suffered anti-Semitic discrimination, harassment,… Continue Reading