Defenses to Pattern or Practice Cases

By Christopher DeGroffMatthew Gagnon, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Judge John Darrah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a decision this week in the EEOC’s landmark case against CVS Pharmacy. As we have previously blogged about here, in EEOC v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Case

By Caroline A. Keller  and Gerald L. Maatman Jr.

While the ADA does not explicitly list telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation, the EEOC guidelines for disability accommodations under the ADA indicate that allowing employees to work from home is required: “An employer must modify its policy concerning where work is performed if such a change

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and  Kathryn “Chris” Palamountain

Employing reasoning adopted by a number of other courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama recently dismissed the EEOC’s claim that an employer’s policy prohibiting employees from wearing dreadlocks violated Title VII – the case of EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions,

By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

On February 11, 2014, Judge Sara Ellis of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied United Parcel Services, Inc.’s (“UPS”) motion to dismiss in EEOC v. UPS, Inc., No. 1:09-CV-05291 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 12, 2014) –  a  lawsuit alleging that UPS