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Double Damages Awarded in FMLA Case

 

The importance of upholding the tenets of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) came into focus recently with a game-changing court ruling. In a recent landmark case, an employee who had already been selected for a reduction in force (RIF) informed his employer that he would be scheduling surgery. The employer already had a […]

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Body Double Faces Retaliation After Reporting Sexual Harassment

 

Following her termination from a popular television series after allegedly facing sexual harassment from the show’s crew, an actor filed a sexual harassment claim against the show’s network. In it, she stated that she was referred to using demeaning language on a scene’s call sheet, and after discussing the language with a supervisor, was told […]

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Transgender Discrimination at McDonald’s

 

The transgender community has long dealt with discrimination and hurtful behavior; but when it happens at work, there is something that can be done about it. A recent complaint against McDonald’s has put this issue in the spotlight once again. A former employee of the fast food giant claims she was a victim of discrimination, […]

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Sexual Harassment by Clients

 

Most employees know that or colleagues is illegal. However, when sexual harassment comes from a third party, such as a vendor or a client, it is not uncommon for the victim to feel confused about the legality or liability of the situation. Just like sexual harassment that comes from a worker’s colleague, sexual harassment from […]

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Whistleblower Cases in the News

 

Sometimes, employees are forced to toe the line between doing their job and doing what is morally right. When an applicant applies for a position with a company, they believe the company is following all federal and state government regulations. When an employee gets hired and is subsequently asked to perform unethical duties, they are […]

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Overtime Dispute Against DNC

 

An estimated 50 national field organizers have filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and others did not pay overtime wages during the party’s 2016 national convention. This is especially significant because the DNC officially called for a $15 an hour national minimum wage during the […]

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Another Fox News Host Accused of Sexual Harassment

 

A recently filed sexual harassment claim against Fox Business Network host Charles Payne is the latest in a string of allegations and cases affecting the FOX News network. An unnamed woman claims the popular “Making Money” host subjected her to coercion and threats in order to gain sexual favors. In a recently published tabloid article, […]

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Chipotle Overtime Lawsuit

 

Many people who work overtime hours do so just to make ends meet; others to get ahead. But sometimes those who make that extraordinary effort are not paid for their work. A lawsuit recently filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey alleges that the chain restaurant, Chipotle, failed to pay overtime to employees as […]

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Christie Signs Bill to Create Rights for Transgender Students

 

Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law on Friday that would create specific rights for transgender students that schools would have to follow. The state education commissioner would be required to draft specific guidelines to assist schools in addressing the needs of transgender students, and establish policies that would build a supportive and nondiscriminatory […]

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KPMG Race Discrimination Settlement

 

KPMG, an auditing firm with offices in New Jersey, has agreed to a six-figure settlement to resolve a discrimination lawsuit filed by more than 60 job applicants. The firm was accused of racial discrimination when it prevented the Asian applicants from working at the firm’s Short Hills office. Under federal law, it is illegal for […]

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