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EEOC Sues Fashion Boutique Delia's for Pregnancy Discrimination

September 23, 2011
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The suspected harassment included constant questioning about some employees' ability to perform their jobs because they were pregnant, recommending they take leaves of absence or forcing them to take maternity leave early. The suit also alleges that the company fired one of the employees in retaliation after she complained about being harassed because of her pregnancy.
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Former Financial Adviser Says He Was Fired for Running Gun Ad

September 16, 2011
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A onetime Barron's hotshot adviser files a lawsuit against LPL Financial; Robert Ray Bennie Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska, also is suing local regulators, including the new North American Securities Administrators Association president.
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Mission Impossible Sustaining Employer-Sponsored Group Health Insurance

June 3, 2011
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Currently employees have no incentive to control their health care costs; they don’t know what the costs are. And because someone else is paying for most of their coverage, they probably don’t care.
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Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law on Hiring

May 31, 2011
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Under the Arizona law, employers that intentionally violate the law a second time by knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant can lose their business license.
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NLRB Sues Not-for-Profit in Firing of Workers for Facebook Posts

May 20, 2011
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This isn’t the first time the National Labor Relations Board has weighed in on the discharge of an employee over the use of the popular social media website.
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Practical Effects of 'Cat's Paw' Ruling in USERRA Case Still Unclear for Employers

May 20, 2011
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The Supreme Court said the ‘singular influence’ test was too restrictive in light of USERRA, which states that an employer may be held liable for discrimination if a person’s membership in the military is a ‘motivating factor’ in the employer’s action.
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Employer Liable Under USERRA in 'Cats' Paw' Ruling

May 14, 2011
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Employers should be careful to investigate anti-discrimination claims, rather than simply relying on supervisor’s input, to avoid ‘cat’s paw’ liability.
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Chubb Unit Settles Discrimination, Retaliation Lawsuit

May 10, 2011
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The parties reached an agreement on the case, which was brought in 2010, before a scheduled mediation, resulting in a consent decree that a federal judge in Milwaukee approved on May 3.
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Iranian-Born Worker Can Sue Defense Firm for Bias Over Security Clearance Firing

April 6, 2011
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Hossein Zeinali filed a lawsuit under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act claiming he was terminated because of his race and national origin.
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NLRB Challenges Employers Internet and Blogging Policy After Facebook Posts

November 9, 2010
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The agency alleges that American Medical Response illegally terminated and illegally denied union representation to the employee during an investigatory interview, and maintained and enforced an “overly broad” blogging and Internet posting policy.
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