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Nurse's Wrongful Termination Based on Facebook Post May Proceed, District Court Rules

January 19, 2012
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An employee's complaints about working conditions, even where made public such as on a Facebook post, may be protected by state law and form the grounds for wrongful discharge.
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EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Disability Discrimination

December 16, 2011
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Blockbuster Settles Sex Harassment, Retaliation Suit for $2 Million

December 16, 2011
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The alleged incidents took place in 2004 and 2005, according to the EEOC. They involved seven female temporary employees, four of whom are Hispanic.
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Hertz Sued by Fired Muslim Drivers Alleging Religious Bias, Retaliation

December 13, 2011
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Most drove shuttle rental cars for cleaning and refueling during the work day at Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport, while the remainder drove the vans that carried workers to and from the car transport locations.
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U.S. Agency Accuses Cargill of Discrimination, Seeks to Halt $60M in Contracts

December 2, 2011
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The OFCCP said it has been unable to secure a fair resolution from Cargill to pay back wages and interest to the rejected job applicants and to extend job offers to at least 167of the affected workers.
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Suit Claims Worker was Fired for Refusing to Wear '666' Sticker

November 22, 2011
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In March 2010, as a company's accidnt-free tally approached the number 666—identified in the 'Revelations' book of the Bible as 'the number of the beast' and a representation of Satan—the employee informed his supervisors that his religious beliefs wouldn't allow him to wear that number.
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EEOC to Hold Public Meeting on Guidance for Age Discrimination in Employment Act

November 11, 2011
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According to background information issued by the EEOC last year, the proposed rule emphasizes the need 'for an individualized, case-by-case approach to determining whether an employment practice is based on reasonable factors other than age.'
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Appeals Court Allows FMLA Suit Against American Medical Association

October 31, 2011
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According to the decision, because of the economic downturn, the AMA decided to eliminate the position of Peter Friedman, the communications campaign manager, because his responsibilities had drastically changed.
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Teacher Alleges Retaliation by School District for Giving Newspaper Interview

October 21, 2011
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A Long Island, New York, elementary school teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming her former employers tarnished her reputation and fired her after she gave an interview to a local newspaper.
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Former Press Box Hostess Sues Indianapolis Colts Over Pay, Work Hours

October 12, 2011
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According to court documents, the woman is seeking class-action status that would include other unnamed hostesses, in part because ‘some, if not most, of the individual group members may not be aware of their rights to wages under federal and Indiana law, or may not, because of financial means or experience, be in a position to seek the assistance of counsel to commence individual litigation.’
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