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Wrongful Discharge

Ex-Financial Manager Claims He Was Fired for Flagging Violations

October 15, 2010
According to the lawsuit, the reported violations include incidents relating to forgery, fraud, unlicensed sales, unlicensed signing of documents, overcharging for financial planning services, underdelivery of financial planning advice, and breaches of client privacy and data security.
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The Trouble With Online References

February 3, 2010
An innocent-sounding recommendation could be fuel for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Here are some guidelines to consider when deciding whether your organization should permit employees to make colleague recommendations via LinkedIn or other social networking sites.
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Toyota Whistleblower Case Could Prompt Added Litigation

September 8, 2009
A former Toyota attorney’s lawsuit claiming the company withheld and destroyed evidence regarding rollover accidents has prompted a Texas vehicle safety attorney to prepare to refile 15 lawsuits against the automaker on Tuesday, September 8.
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Age as 'But-For' Cause Under ADEA

Unlike Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADEA does not provide that a plaintiff may establish discrimination by showing that age was simply a motivating factor. Under Gross, an employer does not have to prove that it would have made the same decision regardless of age, even if the employee produces some evidence that age may have been a contributing factor in the decision.
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Failure to Accommodate Pregnancy

Employers are advised to consider state law obligations to accommodate disabled employees due to pregnancy. If the employer has an alternative or interim work program for injured or disabled employees, state law may require the employer look into whether an open position exists for the pregnant employee under that program.
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