Monthly Archives: November 2012

Long-Term Disability Insurer Not Permitted to Take Both Sides of the Issue

recent decision out of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a disabled employee’s benefits, finding a conflict of interest by the insurer.  Under federal law, a long-term disability policy obtained through employment requires the fiduciary to allow a claimant at least one administrative appeal, before filing in federal court.  In many cases, the...
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EEOC Issues Guide on Discrimination against Domestic Violence Victims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a guide to employers on dealing with victims of domestic violence and similar related crimes.  Dating and domestic violence can be committed by either gender, and the victims are not always women.  The stereotypical target of stalking is female, however.  And when employers make decisions based on sex-based...
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