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Employer Backs Itself Into FMLA Claim for Ineligible Employee

July 24, 2012
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One case underscores the importance of training those who manage your FMLA program on the law's special coverage and eligibility requirements.
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Bag of Bones = Age Discrimination

July 23, 2012
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In ordering an employee's termination, the owner of Hawaii Healthcare allegedly told a manager that the employee 'looks old,' 'sounds old on the telephone,' and is 'like a bag of bones.'
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Security Guards Awarded $89.7M in Rest-Break Class Action

July 10, 2012
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At issue in the litigation was that guards were given 'on-duty' breaks during which they were required to keep their cellphones or pagers on.
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Staffing Firm Settlement Results in $11.4 Million Charge

July 9, 2012
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Cases involved include groups of employees, but the named plaintiffs in the three cases were Mark Laffitte, Isabel Apolinario and Van Williamson. All cases were filed in California Superior Court.
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Hotel Groups to Settle EEOC Harassment Suit

July 6, 2012
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The EEOC said female employees were subjected to the constant use of racial slurs and derogatory sex-based and racial comments.
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Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Humana Reinstated

July 6, 2012
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Kathryn Keys' employment was terminated by Humana Inc. in June 2008, citing a 2006 negative performance assessment and ignoring a 2007 favorable performance appraisal, according to the ruling.
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Associational Retaliation Is Not the FMLA's Peanut Butter Cup

July 5, 2012
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The Family Medical Leave Act and Title VII do not combine like chocolate and peanut butter to create an associational retaliation FMLA claim.
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Supreme Court to Clarify What Constitutes a Supervisor in Harassment Cases

June 27, 2012
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The court accepted the case June 25 and has ruled on the issue previously under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Pop Quiz: Can You Condition a Job Offer on a Withdrawal of an EEOC Charge?

June 21, 2012
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I've written before how employers must treat pregnant employees the same (no better and no worse) as other employees based on their ability or inability to work.
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