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Employees Take Legal Action Against Smithfield Foods, Alleging Negligence During Pandemic

Meat packing plants across the nation have been in the news throughout the spring for the challenges they’ve faced in staying operational while also keeping their employees safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these plants, Smithfield Foods in Milan, Missouri, is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by an employee who alleges the Read More

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Nurse Staffing Agency Must Pay $3.2 Million Settlement in Wage and Hour Lawsuit

Advantage RN, LLC, a nurse staffing firm, agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle a class action wage and hour lawsuit. Nurses working with the company alleged the firm routinely failed to pay overtime in accordance with California state law. The company allegedly did not calculate regular pay rates properly, which resulted in incorrect overtime Read More

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AT&T Under Fire for Age Discrimination in 2019 Layoffs

A class action lawsuit filed in January alleges layoffs at AT&T in 2019 were designed to get rid of older employees, and that the company attempted to get those employees to waive their right to sue the company with a form that was not enforceable by law. Lawsuit background At the time of the layoffs, Read More

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Frisco Firm Fires Employee After She Shelters in Place in Dallas County, Suit Says

In her article published April 23, 2020, on nbcdfw.com, Diana Zoga discusses a lawsuit filed in Dallas County in mid-April. The suit was filed by Amy Reggio, a woman who says she lost her job for trying to comply with shelter-in-place orders during the coronavirus pandemic. On March 27, Ms. Reggio was fired from her job Read More

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Jackson National Life Insurance Company Settles Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Case for $20 Million

Jackson National Life Insurance Company recently reached a $20.5 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after claims the company harassed, discriminated against and retaliated against female and African American employees. This was the largest monetary settlement ever achieved by the Phoenix and Denver offices of the EEOC.

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Former Employees of Life Spine Inc. File Complaint Alleging Wrongful Termination

Four former employees of Life Spine, Inc., a company that provides various solutions addressing spinal pathology and surgical issues, recently filed a federal lawsuit against the company with allegations they were wrongfully terminated in response to speaking up against an illegal kickback scheme perpetrated by the company.

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Fiscal Year 2019 Saw $40 Million in Employment Discrimination Settlements for OFCCP

The 2019 fiscal year was a record-setting year for the Office of Federal contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a division of the Department of Labor. The OFCCP was created to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment by contractors and subcontractors working for the federal government. It prohibits these contractors from discriminating on the basis of race, Read More

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Television Executive Files Wrongful Termination Claim Against CBS

Ghen Maynard, a longtime executive behind shows such as “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race,” recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against CBS Corp., his former employer. Maynard alleges he was forced out of his position due to his age and race, and claims the company ran a biased investigation into him to justify letting him Read More

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Former Bus Driver Sues WMATA for Wrongful Termination and Harassment

A former bus driver for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming she was harassed by supervisors and then terminated after reporting the behavior. The bus driver, Khadija Able, first began driving for WMATA in 2012. She claims to have endured repeated harassment over the course Read More

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Safety Inspection Whistleblower Case Results in Employees Receiving $1 Million Settlement

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently awarded a pair of employees just over $1 million in lost wages and punitive damages. The company ordered to pay the damages was fire protection equipment manufacturer Lloyd Industries Inc. and its owner, William P. Lloyd. The court found the Read More

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