In Welcome v. Amplity Inc., Case No. 4:22-cv-00830-RK, 2023 WL 2542617 (W.D.Mo. March 16, 2023), the court, inter alia, denied defendnt’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s religious discrimination claim asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the decision: Amplity argues that Plaintiffs fail to plead a plausible Title VII claim for…

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In National Federation of Independent Business, et al v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, et al, 595 U.S. ___ (Jan. 13, 2022), the U.S. Supreme Court stayed OSHA’s emergency temporary standard that required certain private employers (with at least 100 employees) to require covered workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, with an…

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued updated guidance and information concerning the rights of employees concerning the COVID vaccine. It provides, inter alia (under the heading “K. Vaccinations”): K.1. Under the ADA, Title VII, and other federal employment nondiscrimination laws, may an employer require all employees physically entering the workplace to be…

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