EEOC v. Grisham Farm Products: EEOC Obtains Judgment on Pre-Employment Health Inquiries; Now Featuring GINA

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has increased litigation against employers who require that applicants provide health history information.  The EEOC has taken the position that in addition to a per se violation of the...

Does the Missouri Human Rights Act Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Late last month, a Missouri appeals court addressed for the first time whether the Missouri Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.  In a decision which is sure to be challenged, the...

U.S. Senate Introduces Bill Aimed at Prohibiting the Use of Credit Checks in Hiring

On December 17, 2013, Senate Bill 1837, also known as, the “Equal Employment for All Act of 2013,” was introduced in the United States Senate.  If enacted by Congress the Bill would amend the Fair Credit...