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July 2014 Archives

News from the Whitehouse: New Executive Order on LGBT Issues

News from the Whitehouse:  On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued a new Executive Order expanding LGBT anti-discrimination protections.  Executive Order 13672 specifically expands protections for persons suffering from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Developments at the EEOC: New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

Developments at the EEOC:   On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued its first comprehensive guidance since 1983 on pregnancy discrimination and the interaction of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   The Enforcement Guidance was accompanied by a Questions and Answers document.

Developments at the MSPB: MSPB Simplifies Enforced Leave Appeals

Developments at the MSPB:  On June 23, 2014, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued a precedential decision in Abbott v. U.S. Postal Service, 2014 MSPB 47. The MSPB drastically overturned its prior precedent on enforced leave cases, making it potentially easier for employees to challenge these actions at the MSPB.

News from the Whitehouse: New Law for Intelligence Agency Whistleblowers

News from the Whitehouse:  On July 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Pub.L. 113-126). Sections 601-603 of the statute solidified protections for whistleblowers in intelligence agencies and/or with security clearances. 

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