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Turkey Processing Company Must Pay $1.3 Million to Disabled Workers for 'Severely Substandard' Wages

September 20, 2012
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On Sept. 18, Judge Charles R. Wolfe of federal district court for the southern district of Iowa in Davenport ordered Hill Country to pay $1.3 million to workers for jobs they performed under contract at a turkey processing plant in West Liberty, Iowa, between 2007 and 2009, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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California Hospital to Pay $975,000 to Settle Racial Harassment, Discrimination Case

September 17, 2012
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The EEOC said the hospital's English-only language policy was used to harass and discriminate against Filipino employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Ex-Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Exec: I Was Fired for Whistle-blowing

September 13, 2012
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Clifford Jagodzinski alleged in a complaint filed last month that his firing in April by MSSB was “an action for unlawful retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act,” as well as claims under state law.
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National Origin, Religious Harassment Alleged in EEOC Suit Against UPS

September 13, 2012
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Since 2004, Talal Alfaour, a loader at UPS in San Francisco, allegedly had faced verbal and physical harassment, often referred to by supervisors and co-workers as “Dr. Bomb,” “al-Qaida” and “Taliban,” the EEOC said in a statement.
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Jury Award of $3.5M Reinstated in Chrysler Discrimination Case

August 23, 2012
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According to the ruling by the 7th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in Otto May Jr. v. Chrysler Group L.L.C., the Cuban-born May was the target of racist, xenophobic, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti that appeared in and around the company's paint department between 2002 and 2005.
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Talking Power, Safety and Bullying

August 22, 2012
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Here's a quick recommendation. Virtually every organization includes “respect,” stated one way or the other, as a core value.
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What Qualifies as “Opposition” Under Title VII?

August 22, 2012
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Assume all but the most attenuated of responses to a potentially discriminatory statement qualifies as protected, and do not leave it in the hands of judges or juries to draw these nuanced distinctions.
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Racism Lawsuit Targets Mercedes-Benz Store

August 21, 2012
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A lawsuit filed in federal court in New York charges that Burnell Guyton, 54, and Andre Grammer, 44, both black, found racist graffiti on several occasions in a bathroom stall used by employees.
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Whistle-Blower Suit Involving Company's Visa Practices Dismissed

August 21, 2012
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Judge Myron H. Thompson of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery said while Palmer's charges are “deeply troubling,” there was no evidence that Bangalore, India-based Infosys had violated Alabama state law.
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