Month: July 2022

Make Timely Complaints About Ageism

Imagine this: work colleagues regularly taunt you about your age. They call you names, laugh at how you walk and ignore your input.

On the one hand, you don’t want to complain because you don’t want to play the victim or make things worse. On the other hand, you wake up every morning feeling anxious about going to work. You’ve noticed how exhausted you feel at the end of the day. And you know how deeply this harassment impacts you mentally, emotionally and physically.

Does this behavior sound ridiculous in today’s workplace? Yes, it does. But sadly, it is real.

Last month, a lawsuit against toymaker Mattel revealed some of the most noxious, blatant behavior, including a barrage of ageist taunts, mocking and harassment.

The question is, what do you do about it?

“When someone experiences harassment or discrimination on the basis of their age, speaking up is difficult in

Pitbull seized after child bitten on face and skateboarder mauled

The Village of Sebewaing Police Department seized a 100-pound pitbull named “Lucifer” on Thursday after the pitbull bit a 5-year-old girl on the face and mauled a man riding a skateboard earlier this month.

The girl was playing in the northern portion of town when she was bitten and suffered significant injuries to her face, chin and neck.

Those injuries included deep lacerations to her nose and cheek area and puncture wounds below her chin, with a bite missing her carotid artery by a few centimeters, according to a post made Friday afternoon on the Village of Sebewaing Police Department Facebook page.

The child was taken to a local hospital where she was stabilized and then transferred to a Saginaw hospital for reconstructive surgery due to the extent of her injuries.

The department immediately investigated the incident, and the owner was arrested on a municipal charge of unregistered/unvaccinated dog. The owner

Holding Employers and Insurance Companies Responsible for Worker Safety

Worker’s compensation is a type of insurance that covers employees injured on the job. It can also cover those injured or deceased while driving a company vehicle or during company-related training.

Workers’ compensation insurance benefits can cover the income that an injured worker would have made while unable to work. It can also pay for medical bills, rehabilitation, and other expenses due to the injury. This type of insurance only applies to those who have been injured in a workplace accident.

Workers’ Compensation Laws
Workers’ compensation insurance is required by law in most U.S. states. However, the legal framework can change between states. To learn if you qualify for benefits in your state, consult a specialized local lawyer.

If you suffered a workplace injury in Houston, Texas attorneys can help protect your interest while filing for benefits. A legal expert can also help you negotiate with the insurance company.

Employers

3M Earplug Lawsuit Began As A Small Patent Fight With Rival

The mountain of legal cases facing 3M Co. over its military-grade earplugs — it’s facing tens of thousands of lawsuits from veterans and potentially more than $1 billion in liability — may have its roots in a much smaller intellectual-property fight with another earplug maker.

That’s the takeaway from a report in The Wall Street Journal, which delves into the legal history behind 3M’s Combat Arms earplugs. The earplugs have drawn legal complaints from veterans who say they damaged their hearing.

But the company has lost more than half the 16 lawsuits decided so far, with damages ranging from $1.7 million to more than $75 million. 3M is appealing some of the cases, but there are tens of thousands more ahead; a judge has ordered settlement talks.

3M got into the earplug business when it bought Aearo Technologies Inc. for $1.2 billion in 2008. A few years later, the Journal

Roundup $45 Million Weed Killer Settlement

Use Roundup Weed Killer? You May Be Owed Money

Amid allegations that Monsanto failed to disclose the herbicide’s cancer risk clearly, the company has agreed to a $45 million settlement.
If you’ve purchased Roundup, HDX or Ace weed and grass killer in recent years, you might have some money coming to you. Agricultural giant Monsanto, which produces all three, has agreed to a $45 million settlement in response to a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of failing to warn customers that the glyphosate-based herbicides could potentially cause cancer or other adverse health effects.

The payout is unrelated to the tens of thousands of personal injury claims filed against Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer, by people diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup. The claimants in this suit alleged Monsanto was negligent in not warning them of the danger.

Read on to find out what the Roundup case is about, who

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