Daily Read: EEOC vs. Fitness-For-Duty Exams and Ford ADA Telecommuting Case in Overdrive

We bring you the best articles in employment law and related workplace HR issues.Here are our picks for today, September 10, 2014:

  • EEOC takes on fitness-for-duty medical releases - Recent lawsuits and press releases from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission show the agency is targeting employers’ fitness for duty examinations. Increasingly, the EEOC is finding that employers’ exams do not violate the law but that those same employers may have violated both the ADA and GINA by requiring an employee to submit overbroad medical release forms in order to complete a fitness-for-duty examination. (GINA prohibits employers from requesting or requiring that employees disclose genetic information). Here is a copy of the EEOC’s press release regarding case filed by the agency this week on just this issue. Source: Eric Meyers: Employment Law Handbook
  • Ford Motor ADA Telecommuting Case Still Running - Michael Soltis publishes his fifth article on an important ADA accommodation case that just wont quit. The issue: when, if ever, is telecommuting a reasonable accommodation. This issue is in flux as technology makes telecommuting more and more pheasible for many types of workers. Source: Disability Leave Blog