The award reflects $280,000 in back wages and interest, $15,000 in compensatory damages and $20,000 in punitive damages, OSHA said. The federal agency does not release the names of employees involved in whistle-blower complaints.Read More
Ashanti McShan was assured she could wear a skirt to work, but when she arrived at work for orientation, store management told her she could not do so, and she was told to leave the store. McShan is a Pentecostal Christian, a denomination that requires women to wear only skirts or dresses. Read More
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is acting for a Texas mother who was fired days after she asked her employer about a room to pump breast milk. A judge ruled that after the woman gave birth the former employee 'was no longer pregnant and her pregnancy-related conditions ended.'
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.Read More
Nine out of the last 10 Congresses have tried to pass a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which among other things, would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the list of classes protected under Title VII. It has failed each time. Courts and the EEOC, however, continue to give the LGBT community that which the legislature has rejected.Read More
According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 2 in a Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach, Wells Fargo fired Yovany Gonzalez in August 2010—three days before his daughter Mackenzie was scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor—based on allegations that he had falsified his time records.Read More
The federal district court ruling said the court had stayed briefing on St. Peter's motion to dismiss the case pending the Supreme Court's decision.Read More
A court recently concluded that even though the word 'bitch' is sexually based, its use must be examined in context to determine whether it constitutes harassment 'because of sex.'Read More
One case underscores the importance of training those who manage your FMLA program on the law's special coverage and eligibility requirements. Read More
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.'