A federal appeals court has ruled that an employee may pursue his claim against a prospective employer who refused to hire him after learning that he suffered from epilepsy. The court found that a jury must determine whether questions asked after the employee failed a drug test violated federal law against preemployment medical inquiries.
A federal appeals court has ruled that an employer who terminated a pregnant employee is guilty of pregnancy discrimination. The court ruled that because her managers discussed her pregnancy in relation to her termination, saying that her “belly would be in the way,” the comments were discriminatory.
A federal court has awarded a former security officer more than $50,000 in back wages and attorney’s fees after he was fired for refusing to shave his beard as requested by his employer. The officer kept his beard closely cropped but maintained that the beard was part of his religious observance. The court found that the company’s request was religious discrimination.