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Electrical Contractor Pays $500K to Settle Age Discrimination Action

An age-discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a large electrical contracting company has concluded with a settlement of $500,000 paid to the victims. According to Read More

OSHA Reinstates Right of Employees to Have a Third-Party Advocate on Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the health and safety of workers across the United States. However, up until recently, businesses were allowed Read More

Former Researcher Sues Nomura Alleging Violations of Sex Discrimination and Medical Leave Laws

It is well known that the financial industry has historically been dominated by men and that many female employees have been the victims of sex discrimination and other forms of Read More

Illegal Age Discrimination Comes in Many Forms

Even companies that display a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace frequently overlook older workers in their efforts. However, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits Read More

Court Allows Fired Worker to Bring FMLA Claim Against Both Companies in Joint Employment Arrangement

Complicated corporate structures often result in situations where one employee in one position is doing work for two or more separate employers. This raises the question as to which company Read More

EEOC Sanctions Car Dealer for Discrimination Against Older Worker Coming off Medical Leave

Mistreating an employee due to their age and/or medical condition is illegal. A car dealer in Texas learned this lesson after it fired an employee who had worked there for Read More

Supreme Court Religious Discrimination Decision Makes it Tougher for Employers to Claim Undue Hardship

While the First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to practice their religion freely, there have been numerous instances where a worker’s attempt to do so has been Read More

EEOC Sanctions Company for Using AI as an Age-Discrimination Tool

It seems that we are hearing constantly about new applications for Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs. Depending the particular situation, this technology might seem useful or frightening. However, a China-based online Read More

Fifth Circuit Questions Dismissal of FMLA Claimant

Employers that quickly terminate a worker who is scheduled to come off a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) absence must be careful that their decision cannot be construed as Read More

Chili's Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit After Allegations at Texas Restaurant

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against a Chili's Grill & Bar in Prosper, Texas. The lawsuit stemmed from allegations that Read More

Exact Sciences Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit with EEOC, Pays $90,000 in Damages to Rejected Applicant

Exact Sciences Corporation, a Wisconsin-based molecular diagnostics company, has agreed to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement involves Exact Sciences Read More

Nurse Who Reported Safety Concerns Awarded $41.49 Million in Case Against Kaiser

A former nurse, Maria Gatchalian, was awarded $41.49 million by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury for her claims against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. Gatchalian Read More

The Power of Whistleblowers in Exposing Fraud

Whistleblowers play a critical role in exposing corruption and illegal activities. Despite the risks to their personal and professional lives, individuals with information about corporate wrongdoing regularly step forward to Read More

EEOC Sues Tesla for Discrimination at Fremont Plant, Seeks Back Pay and Policy Changes

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla, accusing the company of tolerating racial harassment and retaliating against workers who complained. The Read More

Ex-Raymond James Exec Sues for Sex Bias, Claims Promotion Denied for Being "Too Aggressive”

A former executive at Raymond James and Associates has filed a sex bias lawsuit against the financial services company in Florida federal court. Joena Bartolini Mitchell alleges that she was terminated Read More

Home Health Care Service Faces Allegations of Misclassifying Aides, Denying Overtime Wages

In a recent development, a home health care service, FinePoints Private Duty Healthcare LLC, and its owner, Cynthia Keller-Bee, are facing allegations of misclassifying their aides as independent contractors to Read More

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