Workplace discrimination is illegal, yet it persists. Here’s why

In late 2006, Law and 18 of his fellow black coworkers sought relief through the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency created to investigate workers’ complaints of job discrimination. A year later, their case still not resolved, they gave up waiting on the EEOC for help.

That’s how it often goes. Each year, the EEOC and its state and local partner agencies close more than 100,000 cases — but workers receive some form of assistance, such as money or a change in work conditions, only 18 percent of the time. Employees seeking help are even less likely to get it now than when Law went to the agency.

3M settlement shows how little we care if veterans come home whole

Members of the armed forces for the United States military set a standard for performance unlike any the world has ever known. For those who serve in theaters of war, it often costs them the maximum. All give some; few come home the same.

Our country has taken great strides to improve how we care for and provide to those who return from war with very visible injuries. The resources that are made available to our veterans who are maimed, dismembered and disfigured are immeasurably greater than what was available to servicemen and women of past generations. Prosthetics post 1993 Somalia come to mind as a great accomplishment. However, we continue as a society to fail those who come home with non-visible wounds. Worse, we

Cordis IVC Filter Lawsuit

In early December of 2018, twenty-seven people filed a lawsuit against the Cordis Corporation, the manufacturers of the OptEase® Vena Cava Filter, also known as an IVC filter. The plaintiffs allege that these defective IVC filters have resulted in life-threatening blood clots and other serious injuries.

Because of the nature of the filter, some of the plaintiffs cannot have it removed, as it has become embedded in the walls of the vena cava, and removing it is too dangerous. These patients have not only suffered life-threatening injuries, but the filter causing these injuries – and possible future incidents – must stay in their bodies for the rest of their lives. It is like having a time bomb in the body.

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