Employment Law Daily - October 25, 2011

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Daily Update for October 25, 2011

  • EEOC Sues Scooter Store for Disability Discrimination

In an ironic twist, The Scooter Store, which serves people with limited mobility, has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for disability discrimination. According to EEOC, the Texas-based retailer refused to accommodate an employee’s request for a temporary leave due to a knee injury and then fired him from a New York store. Read the entire story here.

  • Disney Mickey Mousing Employees with an “Electronic Whip”

Disneyland Hotel laundry workers answer to what they call the “electronic whip.” Laundry rooms are outfitted with large flat screen monitors that keep track of employee efficiency. Each person is listed, followed by a number representing their current speed. Everyone can see who is the quickest–and slowest–in the group. Keeping track of employees’ work is not the issue but the public nature of this tote board “whip” does have some questionable aspects to it. Employees are reportedly skipping bathroom breaks out of fear, and some also have expressed concern for pregnant and/or elderly colleagues. Read the whole story here.