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U.S. Court Abused Discretion in Sex Harassment Case: Appeals court

October 23, 2012
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the EEOC asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in Albany to issue a broad injunction against KarenKim that included barring Allen Manwaring from entering the store. The EEOC contended the injunction was necessary because the firm had not introduced adequate measures to ensure the harassment would not continue.
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University of Virginia Whistle-Blower Gets $819,000 Jury Award

October 17, 2012
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Weihua Huang claimed he was retaliated against after he complained about Ming D. Li's misuse of federal research grants for a project on the genetics of nicotine and addiction.
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Gender Bias Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Wal-Mart in the Southeast

October 4, 2012
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Zenovdia Love, the lead plaintiff, had worked for Wal-Mart for 15 years until 2003. She was passed over for promotion to an unposted co-manager position by a male from outside Wal-Mart who had less experience than her and then was required to train him, the lawsuit said.
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Turkey Processing Company Must Pay $1.3 Million to Disabled Workers for 'Severely Substandard' Wages

September 20, 2012
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On Sept. 18, Judge Charles R. Wolfe of federal district court for the southern district of Iowa in Davenport ordered Hill Country to pay $1.3 million to workers for jobs they performed under contract at a turkey processing plant in West Liberty, Iowa, between 2007 and 2009, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Staggered Introduction of North Carolina E-Verify Compliance Dates Begins in October

September 13, 2012
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Under legislation approved by North Carolina's General Assembly last year and signed into law by Governor Beverly E. Perdue in June 2011, employers with between 100 and 500 employees have until Jan. 1, 2013, to comply with the law, while employers with between 24 and 100 employees have until July 1, 2013, to comply.
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More Workers Feeling Bullied on the Job: Survey

August 30, 2012
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A total of 35 percent of workers said they have felt bullied at work, compared with the 27 percent who made such a report a year ago.
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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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Employer Violated ADA by Requiring Employee's Psychological Evaluation: Court

August 28, 2012
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According to the August 22 ruling in Emily Kroll v. White Lake Ambulance Authority, in 2008 the ambulance service became concerned about the behavior of Kroll, an emergency medical technician, after she became romantically involved with one of her co-workers.
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EEOC Files Charges Against Burger King in Workplace Attire Dispute

August 24, 2012
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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.
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