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Agency Charged Home Cleaning Company Fired Employee Because of Her Pregnancy -
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - V&B LLC, a Merry Maids home cleaning franchise in Kenosha, Wis., will pay $40,000 and furnish other relief under a...more
Reminder to Tennessee whistleblowers and employers: a Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”) suit only works if the purported whistleblower has a reasonable belief that what occurred was actually illegal.
Bank Will Pay Four Females Who Alleged Female Manager Sexualized Workplace -
RENO, Nev. - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. will pay $290,000 to four female bank tellers and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment...more
Two Baltimore Restaurants Subjected Black Workers to Discrimination in Hiring and Work Assignments, Federal Agency Charged -
BALTIMORE - McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. and McCormick and Schmick...more
On August 15, 2014, a California-based staffing company reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), resolving...more
Nursing Home Rescinded Offer to Hire Qualified Applicant Because He Is Deaf, Federal Agency Charged -
NEWARK, N.J. - A Mendham, N.J., nursing home will pay $75,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a...more
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires that non-grandfathered health plans make preventive care and screenings available to their members at no cost (i.e. no deductibles, coinsurance, or co-payments). The Department of...more
Elevator Manufacturer Refused to Rehire Applicant in Retaliation for a Previous Discrimination Complaint, Federal Agency Charges -
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Kone, Inc., a manufacturer and servicer of elevators and escalators,...more
Hawley v. Mphasis Corp., 2014 WL 3610946 (S.D.N.Y. July 22, 2014).
In this employment discrimination case, the plaintiff moved for sanctions due to defendant’s alleged discovery violations. The plaintiff claimed that...more
No client likes to have a human rights application brought against it before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. And no client is happy to hear that even if it is successful and fully exonerated, there is no real scope for...more
Last week a federal judge in Hawaii imposed peculiar sanctions against the EEOC for the Commission’s unethical conduct in a class action. In EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. et al., No. 1:11-cv-00257-LEK-RLP (D. HI. filed August...more
The New York State Division of Human Rights’ (NYSDHR or the Division) standard stipulation of settlement document does not always include all of the terms that an employer would want when agreeing to pay a monetary settlement...more
An employee of a Brooklyn, New York clothing store was awarded $4.7 million by a federal jury after being repeatedly bullied by a co-worker and ultimately physically attacked. The award was for assault, emotional distress,...more
This summer the SEC and the Wall Street Journal have reported several noteworthy items concerning the SEC’s whistleblower program, one of the most controversial components of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010....more
On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill relating to domestic violence. Among other provisions, the law creates a new category of job-protected leave for employees. Massachusetts employers with 50 or...more
In August, a judge awarded former Jackson State University (JSU) head coach, Denise Taylor, $200,000 in damages for “emotional pain and suffering” she endured during her employment. Taylor was the head women’s basketball...more
In Dulin v. Board of Commissioners of the Greenwood Leflore Hospital, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an $82,000 jury award to George Dulin, a white attorney who claimed his former employer, the Greenwood Leflore...more
On June 25, 2014, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a final rule that establishes when government contractors and subcontractors may recover...more
The full bench of the Federal Court in Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia (Richardson) has cited changing community standards as a basis for significantly increasing awards for general damages (ie damages for...more
On Saturday, July 19, 2014, Governor Pat Quinn signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, making Illinois the fifth state to ban a private employer from requiring disclosure of a criminal history until an...more
New Tennessee laws took effect on July 1, 2014, including changes to the workers' compensation system, caps on damages in suits under the State's statutory employment discrimination laws, and protections for employers hiring...more
In a warning to plaintiffs’ counsel who seek emotional distress damages for alleged whistleblower retaliation under Florida law, the Eleventh Circuit in Smith v. Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., 750 F.3d 1253 (11th Cir. May 6,...more
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied a request to review the issue of whether the Fair Labor Standards Act grants employees a non-waivable right to bring a collective action and thus, renders arbitration agreements with...more
In Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., the California Supreme Court held that an undocumented worker who was wrongfully terminated in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) may be awarded lost pay...more
Trucking Company to Pay $243,000 for Subjecting African-American Employees to Racial Slurs and Nooses, Retaliation -
WASHINGTON - In the latest of a series of successes in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...more
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