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EEOC Goes Nuts as Its Fiscal Year Closes

October 4, 2012
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How do you know that Sept. 28 marked the end of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fiscal year? Because it filed over two dozen lawsuits that week.
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Former Assistant Football Coach McQueary Files Whistle-Blower Suit Against Penn State

October 3, 2012
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McQueary alleged that Penn State terminated his employment as assistant football coach because of his cooperation with Pennsylvania Attorney General investigators.
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Ex-Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Exec: I Was Fired for Whistle-blowing

September 13, 2012
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Clifford Jagodzinski alleged in a complaint filed last month that his firing in April by MSSB was “an action for unlawful retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act,” as well as claims under state law.
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Financial Whistle-blowers: A New Employment Law Challenge

August 29, 2012
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Employers should seriously consider all allegations of wrongdoing and proactively attempt to avoid litigation in the first instance. These goals can be achieved by coordinating human resources and compliance programs.
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Worker's Sleep Disorder Discrimination Claim Reinstated

August 28, 2012
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Feldman filed suit against his employers on charges including violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and with engaging in retaliation once he returned to work.
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Trucking Firm Ordered to Reinstate Whistle-Blower, Pay $315,000

August 28, 2012
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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.
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What Qualifies as “Opposition” Under Title VII?

August 22, 2012
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Assume all but the most attenuated of responses to a potentially discriminatory statement qualifies as protected, and do not leave it in the hands of judges or juries to draw these nuanced distinctions.
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Whistle-Blower Suit Involving Company's Visa Practices Dismissed

August 21, 2012
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Judge Myron H. Thompson of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery said while Palmer's charges are “deeply troubling,” there was no evidence that Bangalore, India-based Infosys had violated Alabama state law.
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Determining When a Company Knows That an Employee Engaged in Protected Activity

August 21, 2012
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The employer argued that it was impossible for it have known that the plaintiff had filed an EEOC charge before it fired her because it has lost its mailbox key and therefore it could not have received its copy of the charge.
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