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November 2021  

Choosing to Discriminate: When Patient Preference and Employee Rights Collide

This Briefing is brought to you by AHLA’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
  • November 11, 2021
  • Leann M. Walsh , K&L Gates LLP
  • Kathleen D. Parker , K&L Gates LLP
  • Julia L. Mitarotondo , K&L Gates LLP

Employment discrimination laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibit discrimination at all stages of employment—from job postings through separation—and in all industries. The application of these discrimination laws to the health care industry can be complicated when a health care employer is asked to cater to a patient’s caregiver preferences.


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