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Former Groupon Employees Countersue Over Contract Terms

January 27, 2012
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The countersuit, filed Jan. 25, reveals an increasingly testy relationship between two high-profile Internet players: Google, the king of search advertising, based in Mountain View, California, and Chicago-based Groupon, the leader in the new online-advertising business with daily deals.
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Retaliation Charges Top EEOC Fiscal 2011 Filings

January 25, 2012
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Sex discrimination charges, which were the second-most frequently filed charge, decreased 1.7 percent in fiscal 2011.
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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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