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Flaster Greenberg PC

Fast Food Chain Turns $626 Loss Into Nearly $8 Million

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When Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fired store manager Jeanette Ortiz, accusing her of stealing $626 in cash from the safe, it could never have expected its minimal theft loss to balloon into a nearly $8 million jury verdict...more

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Mariscos Altata To Pay $220,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual And Age-Based Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Phoenix Restaurant Subjected Women to Physical and Verbal Abuse, Federal Agency Charges - PHOENIX - Phoenix restaurant Francisco Fine Foods LLC, doing business as Mariscos Altata, agreed to pay $220,000 and furnish other...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Corizon Health Care Companies for Disability Discrimination

Nationwide Health Care Provider for Jails Denied Reasonable Accommodations to Employees With Disabilities, Federal Agency Charges - PHOENIX - Nationwide health care companies Corizon Health Inc., and Corizon LLC...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Not Covered By The FLSA, But Still Liable For FLSA Retaliation?

Yes, that is possible. Suppose you're a small local employer whose employees are not entitled to overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. OK, not very likely, but theoretically it could happen. ...more

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Medstar Washington Hospital Center And Medstar Health Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Hospital Refused to Accommodate Employee Disabled by Workplace Injury, Refused to Bring Her Back to Work, Federal Agency Charges - WASHINGTON - Washington Hospital Center Corporation, doing business as MedStar Washington...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Sixth Circuit Shows That Balancing ADA Obligations With Enforcement Of Workplace Rules Is Far From An Exercise In Futility

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers face a tough challenge in trying to balance their obligations under the ADA with efforts to enforce workplace rules. A recent decision out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Employment Discrimination Class Action Filed Against CFPB

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The CFPB and its Acting Director are facing a proposed class action lawsuit alleging discrimination against minority and female workers based on allegations of lesser pay and fewer promotions than their white male...more

Weintraub Tobin

To Be Or Not To Be [A New Law]? Countdown On Governor Brown’s Review Of California Employment-Related Bills

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The September 30th deadline for Governor Brown to act on numerous employment-related bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2017-2018 Legislative Term is fast approaching. This Blog summarizes only 21 of the...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services To Pay $60,000 To Settle Retaliation Suit

Social Services Agency Fired Employee Because She Complained About Disclosure of Confidential Medical Information, Federal Agency Alleged - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, a social service...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Big 5 To Pay $165,000 To Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Sporting Goods Retailer Subjected Management Trainee to Racial Slurs and Death Threats, Federal Agency Charged - SEATTLE - Sporting goods retailer Big 5 Corporation will pay $165,000 and provide other relief to settle a...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Del Taco for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Young Female Workers, Mostly Teens, Sexually Harassed by Supervisors, Federal Agency Charges - LOS ANGELES - Regional fast food chain Del Taco violated federal law when at least three male employees, including those in...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Porous Materials for Sexual, Racial, And Anti-Immigrant Harassment and Retaliation

Owner and Plant Manager Bullied Employees, Then Fired Employee Who Complained, Federal Agency Charges - NEW YORK - Porous Materials, Inc. (PMI), an Ithaca, N.Y.-based operator and manufacturer of testing equipment for...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

City Can’t Restrain Employee’s Critical Comments - Ninth Circuit Holds It Is OK to Speak on Matters of Public Concern as a Private...

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A city employee’s comments at a public event were not protected under the First Amendment because she spoke as a public employee, not a private citizen, a federal appeals court held in Barone v. City of Springfield. However,...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

No Retaliation Claim For IT Employee Fired After Criticizing School District

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Wolgast v. Tawas Area Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ., 16-2240 (6th Cir. 05/25/17): The Court dismissed the retaliation claim of an IT employee who was terminated following comments criticizing his employer, a public school...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Cargill Meat Resolves EEOC Discrimination Class Finding

DENVER - Cargill Meat Solutions, headquartered in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve charges of discrimination investigated by the Denver Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Teamsters Local Union No. 455 Pays $153,000 To Resolve EEOC Discrimination Class Finding

DENVER - Teamsters Local Union No. 455, which has locations in Denver and Fort Morgan, Colo., has agreed to pay $153,000 to resolve discrimination complaints investigated by the Denver Field Office of the U.S. Equal...more

Flaster Greenberg PC

Law @ Work Employer Newsletter - The Savvy Employer’s Guide to Legal Developments & Quirks that Affect the Workplace

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Welcome to the third edition of the Law @ Work Employer Newsletter. For those of you who read the Law @ Work blog, you know that the blog offers an in-depth analysis of important legal developments. This Newsletter fills in...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Happy Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Sued by EEOC For Sexual Harassment And Retaliation

Facility Ignored Complaints of Sexual Harassment and Terminated the Employees Who Complained, Agency Charges - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Happy Valley LLC d/b/a Happy Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Malvern, Ark., violated...more

Fisher Phillips

Tennis Coach Wins First Set In Gender Bias Match Against University

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It goes without saying that federally funded educational institutions cannot discriminate on the basis of gender. Some federal courts believe Title IX is the proper statute upon which to base employment discrimination claims,...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Retaliation: A Workplace Soap Opera

You have an employee, Daisy, who is honest as the day is long, but very sensitive. You find out that she reported you to Human Resources because you told her (in a nice, appropriate way) that you liked the dress she was...more

Genova Burns LLC

No Roman Holiday: New Jersey Appellate Division Says Employees Must Submit Sexual-Harassment and Discrimination Claims to...

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August 23, 2018 was a busy day for the New Jersey Appellate Division on the arbitration front when it issued two opinions effectively upholding the enforceability of arbitration agreements. Both cases involved...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Don’t Ignore the Kissing Supervisor—Court Rules that Employer’s Knowledge of Past Behavior Negates Faragher-Ellerth Defense

Employment lawyers and most HR professionals are familiar with the Faragher-Ellerth defense to a claim of sexual harassment. In short, if an employer can show that (1) it exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct...more

Fisher Phillips

The State Of Play For Retaliation Claims

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It has been two years since the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its enforcement guidance on retaliation and related issues in late August 2016. Since that time, the country elected a new...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Maryland Employers, Are You Ready? New Sexual Harassment Law Takes Effect October 1

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Maryland’s “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018” takes effect on October 1, 2018. The Act prohibits certain waivers related to an employee’s future sexual harassment claims and future retaliation claims...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Foodtown for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Grocery Store Allowed Manager to Sexually Harass and Then Fire Female Employees Who Resisted His Advances, Federal Agency Charges - NEW YORK - Foodtown Corp., a supermarket in Elmhurst, N.Y., violated federal law by...more

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