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Category Archives: Employee Rights

Former Infosys Executive Accuses Company of Racial Bias in Favor of Indian Employees

A former executive at Indian software company Infosys accused the company of racial discrimination in its hiring and promotion practices, saying the company favors Indian employees over people of other backgrounds. Erin Green, who is white, worked at the company’s Texas office from October 2011 to July 2016. He claims his former employer has given […]

ERISA Lawsuit Filed by Former Disney Employee Dismissed

Walt Disney Co.’s 401(k) fiduciaries will not have to defend a class action lawsuit that challenged their choice to allow participants in the investment plans to invest their assets in a mutual fund that heavily invested in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. stock. The participants’ amended lawsuit was dismissed by Judge Percy Anderson on April 21. […]

City of San Francisco to Pay $2 Million to Former Prosecutor After Jury Verdict

A former San Francisco prosecutor will receive a $2 million award after a jury found that her employer retaliated against her for investigating corruption within city government. Jurors agreed with Joanne Hoeper’s claims that the city was in violation of the California Whistleblower Protection Act and False Claims Act when it terminated her employment in […]

Hospital Claims EEOC is Misinterpreting Title VII Protections in Lawsuit

Minnesota-based North Memorial Health Care has filed a motion for summary judgment in a case in which a nurse alleges the hospital rescinded a job offer due to religious discrimination. According to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint, Emily Sure-Ondara alleges the hospital took back its job offer for a nursing position after she […]

Infosys GC Receives $1 Million Severance Upon Departure from Company

Infosys Ltd., the second-largest provider of software services in India, announced its general counsel and chief compliance officer, David Kennedy, was leaving the company effective December 31. The announcement was considered noteworthy because of its seemingly sudden nature and the fact that Kennedy received a $1 million severance package upon his departure. His severance package […]

Are FMLA Leave Requests Also ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requests?

Through the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), most employers in the United States are required to provide protected and unpaid leave for certain medical and family reasons, such as the birth of a child or a serious illness. Some legal experts, however, are questioning if the FMLA protections are essentially the same as those provided […]

Social Security Office Employee Files Complaint with Senate Committee

An openly gay employee of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Orland Park, Illinois, has filed a whistleblower complaint against the agency, stating that his superiors and colleagues created a hostile work environment due to his sexual orientation. ODAR is a division of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Donald C. Terry, Jr., […]

Critics Call OSHA Whistleblower Initiative a ‘Shaming Program’

Business leaders across a wide range of industries are criticizing a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) program that “shames” employers who have allegedly violated their workers’ whistleblower rights. The Whistleblower-Severe Violator Enforcement Program (W-SVEP) would target businesses and organizations that egregiously impede on their employees’ ability to file whistleblower complaints, especially when it […]

Texas Agency Seeks Dismissal of Employee’s Claims

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) wants the state Supreme Court to disallow a former employee to bring a lawsuit against the agency for failing to accommodate his prostate cancer treatments. In a May ruling, the Texas First Court of Appeals denied psychologist David Donaldson’s claims that he was discriminated against due […]

Attorney Steve Kardell Offers Input on Ailes Case to Wall Street Journal

Attorney Steve Kardell has been was cited in a recent Wall Street Journal article covering the recent issues at Fox News related to the ouster of Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The case has dominated national news this summer. Ailes has been accused of sexual harassment by several women who have worked for the news […]

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