The Practical Employment Law Podcast: Labor & Employment Update Week of 7/26/21

In this new podcast episode, recent cases and news from the world of Labor & Employment Law will be discussed, including:

COVID-19 and Masks: The CDC has issued new guidance for vaccinated individuals - what does this mean for employers? 

The CDC COVID-19 Tracker is here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Mandatory Vaccination Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice has issued an opinion on the meaning of the Emergency Use Authorization status of COVID-19 vaccines, which has formed the basis for some challenges to employers’ mandatory vaccination policies.

Race Discrimination: In Miller v. Brightkey, Inc., an employee raised a concern about another employees online activity and when he did not receive an immediate response, followed up with a company wide email about the issues.

In Threat v. City of Cleveland, a supervisor attempted to “promote diversity” by moving employees between shifts based on race.

Disability discrimination:  In Collins v. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Council 962, an employee’s disability discrimination claims based on a mental health issue were bolstered by a supervisor’s comments about another employees health issues.

Listen in to find out what happened with these issues and how your business can avoid problems.

You can listen to the podcast episode here.

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