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EEOC’s Wellness Program Challenge Deadends at 7th Cir.

Jan. 25, 2017, 4:56 PM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission came up short on convincing an appeals court to tackle the issue of whether wellness programs that require health risk assessments violate federal law (EEOC v. Flambeau, Inc., 2017 BL 20633, 7th Cir., No. 16-1402, 1/25/17).

“The relief the EEOC seeks is either unavailable or moot,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said Jan. 25.

A three-judge panel affirmed a district court decision that dismissed the EEOC’s lawsuit challenging Flambeau Inc.'s wellness program, which formerly required employees to undergo a medical exam as a condition of obtaining employer-subsidized health benefits. ...