Many of our Colorado readers may know that whenever an employee has a discrimination complaint to take up against an employer the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is likely to get involved. A discrimination problem can arise from a variety of employer behaviors, such as discrimination based on a person's race, nationality, gender or even a person's disability. When a discrimination claim is based on a disability, however, the Americans with Disabilities Act comes into play in addition to other employment-based laws.
Most of our Colorado readers probably know a lot about what pregnant women go through. It isn't easy to be pregnant, but the reward of holding a newborn baby is worth all of the discomfort and inconveniences. Unfortunately, some women suffer from postpartum depression after the pregnancy ends. This is a medical condition that many people have learned more about in recent years. So, it should come as no surprise that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would consider this condition as one of thousands that are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
When someone gets hired at a new job, it can be an exciting time. New employees are often especially driven to prove themselves to their new employer and develop a good working relationship. However, new employees also have to be cautious, because, in many cases, employers are watching closely to see if a new hire fits in with the company dynamics. Some employers are also wary of new employees who need to take time off of work early in their period of employment. For one such employee, this very type of situation appears to have led to litigation.
Many companies throughout the country have headquarters in one state while having locations in several others. The Original HoneyBaked Ham Co. of Georgia Inc. is one such business, which happens to have a location in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Unfortunately for this business, a payout of $370,000 will likely have a significant impact on its bottom line.