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Friday, June 22, 2007

Week in Review (June 22, 2007)

Most Popular Federal Law Article

[url=“”>Investigations Not To Be “Micro-Managed”.</A>
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently dismissed a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against an employer, stressing that federal courts should avoid second guessing or “micro-managing internal investigations.” According to the Eleventh Circuit, the court’s focus should be on the “reasonableness of the investigation,” rather than vetting the specific nuances of the company’s response.
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Most Popular State Law Article

<a >N.J. Supreme Court Clarifies Employer’s Obligation to Offer Light Duty as a Reasonable Accommodation.</A>
Yesterday, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its most definitive decision to date on the issue of reasonable accommodation of disabled employees under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). In Raspa v. Office of the Sheriff of the County of Gloucester, A-53-06 (June 12, 2007), the Court held that: (1) if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of the position he seeks or holds, the employer may lawfully terminate his employment; (2) the employer is not obligated to create a new position for an employee as a reasonable accommodation, nor to maintain an employee on permanent light duty; and (3) even where an employer has allowed an employee to be on light duty for an extended period of time, such action does not create an obligation to maintain the light duty assignment indefinitely.
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Most Popular Headlines

<a TARGET=“_blank”]Women in the workplace see enemy: Other women[/url]
Orlando Sentinel - June 17, 2007

Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 06/22 at 07:35 AM
Week in Review