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Pregnant Worker Protected by FMLA Despite Timing of Leave Request: Court

January 13, 2012
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Although the woman had previously been considered a 'top employee,' after learning of her pregnancy 'Brookdale began harassing her, causing stress and other complications in her pregnancy.'
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High Court Upholds Religious School 'Ministerial Exception' to ADA Bias Charge

January 11, 2012
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In its decision in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School vs. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission et al., the nation's highest court said the ministerial exception bars only employment discrimination lawsuits.
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EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Disability Discrimination

December 16, 2011
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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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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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Appeals Court Finds Retaliation Claim Against UPS Valid, but Judgment ‘Excessive'

October 26, 2011
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The court said a $2 million judgment against the parcel service in the case was 'excessive,' because the company's actions only caused monetary harm to Keith Jones, a former UPS package car driver and plaintiff in Jones vs. United Parcel Service Inc.
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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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Health Reform May Outweigh Supreme Court's Light Employment Law Docket

October 14, 2011
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The high court, which went back to work Oct. 3, has so far received petitions to review four separate health reform cases, and the Justice Department is expected to ask the court to overturn an August decision in which the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the law's individual mandate.
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EEOC Sues Fashion Boutique Delia's for Pregnancy Discrimination

September 23, 2011
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The suspected harassment included constant questioning about some employees' ability to perform their jobs because they were pregnant, recommending they take leaves of absence or forcing them to take maternity leave early. The suit also alleges that the company fired one of the employees in retaliation after she complained about being harassed because of her pregnancy.
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Phony Open Doors Lead to Naked Emperors

September 23, 2011
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The Corporate Executive Board found that among the 12 key indicators it tracks in its “cultural diagnostic” of companies, the one that is most strongly correlated with 10-year total shareholder return is employee comfort with speaking up.
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