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Mark J. Berkowitz

Best Applicant Rule Modifies Duty to Reasonably Accommodate

EEOC v. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Case No. 15-1455 (11th Cir. December 7, 2016). [Disabled employees are not entitled to more favorable treatment where the employer has a “best applicant” policy].The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit on...

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What Is An “Immutable Trait” Under Title VII?

EEOC v. Catastrophe Management Solutions, No. 14-13482 (11th Cir. Sept. 15, 2016). [“Race” only encompasses an “immutable” trait, under Title VII]. The 11th Circuit considered what is meant by “race” under Title VII. The case focused on a Black job...

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