Manufacturing News and Trends

She did the job well — but was fired over fear of ‘bumping’ her prosthetic leg

A woman hired to inspect Sony Electronics products before they were shipped lost her job after two days because the staffing agency that placed her “did not want anyone bumping into her.” She said she was really fired because she has a prosthetic leg. [Read more…]

Often-untapped source for dedicated employees — under your nose

Everyone’s heard about the shortage of good personnel to fill manufacturing jobs — but there’s a potential solution right under our noses. [Read more…]

Failure to bend for worker’s sore neck costs company $80,000

When a truck driver who’d safely done his job for 2 1/2 years asked his employer to cut him a break because of his aching neck, the company refused — a decision that later cost it $80,000. [Read more…]

More on Feds’ ruling that diploma requirement violates the law

Here’s updated information on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s letter regarding the legality of requiring that a job applicant have a high school diploma.

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Feds expand ‘disability’ definition

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently finalized the new rules on who’s considered disabled and how employers and supervisors must accommodate disabled workers.

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DOL offers toolkit to help avoid disability lawsuits

One of the more common legal disputes between employers and employees involves disabilities and return-to-work rights. Now, the Dept. of Labor is offering a set of guidelines for employers on the best ways to handle disability issues – and avoid lawsuits.

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