Category Archives: Employment Litigation
Up to 18% of injured workers not returning to work after one year
Between 11% and 18% of injured workers in 15 states do not return to work within a year of their accident, a range that is in line with previous studies, according to reports released Tuesday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
Workers' comp is designed to provide medical treatment to recover from a work related injury or illness. https://t.co/X1TreS4BmT
— Keenan (@KeenanAssoc) June 21, 2017
VT Governor signs bill providing work comp presumption for firefighters, EMT's & paramedics suffering job related PTSD injury @IAFFNewsDesk
— Bradley Reed (@breed2934) June 19, 2017
Paterson council rejects $34,000 injury payment for retired police chief
In a split vote, the City Council on Tuesday night rejected a $34,857 workers-compensation payment for retired police Chief James Wittig, who claimed he hurt himself falling on the stairs at headquarters in 2011.
Wittig also had claimed he …
Immigrant benefit ban removed from Ohio workers’ comp budget
The Senate rejected on Tuesday a controversial provision that would have denied workers’ compensation benefits to undocumented workers who are injured on the job.
House Republicans added the amendment last month to the Bureau of Workers’ …
Milesburg business owner faces more than 800 felony charges
More than 800 felony charges??? This guy is S-C-R-E-W-E-D!!!
Robinson allegedly did not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage and was not exempted as a self-insurer.
An ex-employee’s injury on March 27, 2013, led to the charges, according to the affidavit.
Court documents do not specify how the former …
Two Very Important Steps When Managing A Catastrophic Injury Claim
Catastrophic injuries make up only a small fraction of the total number of workers’ compensation claims but account for a significant portion of the dollars spent on medical care and treatment of employees.
The proper management of these high dollar …
Records Detail Workers’ Comp History Of Trooper Charged With Assault
The state police trooper arrested after a bar fight last weekend in Groton has been on either workers’ compensation or leave from work 11 times since 2004, state records show.
Jeffrey Meninno was charged with second-degree assault after sources said he …
Fired Arizona CenturyLink employee files lawsuit alleging fraud
According to the lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, former CenturyLink employee Heidi Heiser worked from her home as a customer service and sales representative between August 2015 and October 2016.
Heiser in the lawsuit alleges she …
Straight man wins $17 million payout in homophobic discrimination lawsuit https://t.co/E14O39tw4Q
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) June 19, 2017
New York state just dealt another blow to Uber’s business model
The company also once said there was “no typical driver” on its roster, in an effort to preempt an employment lawsuit being certified as a class-action.
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA), an advocacy group for professional drivers in New York …
Woman Asks Greitens to Veto Employment Discrimination Bill
An employee of Romine’s chain of rent-to-own furniture stores says in the lawsuit that she was targeted with racial slurs by a store manager, and that the store she worked in contained a map with a circle around an African-American neighborhood and a …
Cha-Ching! Female Executive Wins $41 Million Discrimination Lawsuit After She Was Fired for ‘Acting Like a Man’ https://t.co/S2i9Qtbq7A
— B. Scott (@lovebscott) June 12, 2017
$41 million. BAM! Yeah, that just happened. And that was binding arbitration.
Joshua Jenkins says he was subjected to discrimination about his faith, and was fired because he complained: https://t.co/Kj48i2Iorw
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 13, 2017
KFC operator flushed employee’s medicine down the toilet and fired her, lawsuit claims
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit alleging that the operator of a Dublin Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise illegally fired an employee in 2015 because of her disability.
Hester Foods Inc., operator of the Veterans Parkway …
Fired Black Comcast Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit – News One
A year ago, another former African-American Comcast employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the company, Law360.com reported.
Wilbert Spencer Jr., who worked in Comcast’s customer service centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, …
Black employee saw Comcast co-worker make noose, says $600,000 lawsuit
A 48-year-old African-American employee of Comcast Corp. who says she was subjected to a racially hostile environment — including a noose made by a co-worker — filed a $600,000 lawsuit against the company late last month.
Bridget Cooks’ lawsuit …
— Tina☀️007™ (@theblametaker) June 19, 2017
Woman now owes pharmaceutical giant $2M after her fraudulent lawsuit backfires and the judge slams her
A Novartis employee’s lawsuit claiming discrimination has backfired badly, resulting in the court awarding the pharmaceutical giant nearly $2 million for fraud and legal fees.
Afoluso Adesanya was fired in 2013 after continuing to work from her Bucks …
How one former Novartis employee pulled a fast one, almost
In a coda to an unusual employment dispute, Novartis was awarded nearly $2 million in attorney’s fees and damages 1 stemming from a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee in a federal court.
This is a Plus article and is only …
Lawsuit alleges former Cal State LA employee secretly recorded conversation with AD Daryl Gross
A former high-ranking athletic department official at Cal State Los Angeles secretly recorded conversations with Athletic Director Daryl Gross and three other employees, according to a lawsuit by the California State University Board of Trustees.
State Supreme Court says work-release inmates can’t get workers’ comp
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a decision, ruling that work-release inmates do not qualify for worker’s compensation.
The lawsuit involved a work-release inmate who injured his hand in a wood chipper.
The opinion was …
— Anesi Ozmon Law (@AnesiLaw) June 15, 2017
Bull rider claims workers compensation after severe injury at rodeo
From the age of nine, when his dad first plonked him on the back of a small calf, Mitchell Gajkowski loved rodeo life.
His dreams of a career as a bull rider …
Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund
Illinois state law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance in order to protect any employee who suffers an injury on the job.
But what happens if your employer doesn’t carry the required insurance?
If my employer doesn’t have work …
Church Volunteer Allegedly Injured During Communion Was Limited to Workers’ Comp Benefits
A parishioner and volunteer Eucharistic Minister at a Roman Catholic church allegedly injured as she went to distribute Communion was limited to recovering workers’ compensation benefits, and could not sue for negligence, an appellate court in New York …
Injury from a fight at work. Do they get worker's comp? https://t.co/QtVOulKHjc
— ABC of West WA (@eventsatabc) June 16, 2017
Workers’ Comp: Represent Yourself, or Hire a Lawyer?
Employers can deny claims, and when this happens, over 70% of workers accept the denial.
An attorney will work to get your claim accepted and ensure you’re not in the majority of injured workers that accept a claim denial that should have been approved.
State Trooper on Workers’ Comp Arrested After Bar Fight
State comptroller records show that Meninno has been receiving workers’ compensation benefits since Sept. 16, the Courant reports.
The records do not indicate the nature of his injury. State police say Meninno’s police powers have been suspended, and …
Chemical tanker Aquarius sank after explosion in Singapore Strait
Following the accident six crew went missing.
The exact details around the accident are unknown, as the shipowner and agent lost connection with the Indonesia tanker, loaded with fuel.
The accident was immediately reported to Malaysian Maritime …
Full details here
Qatari Ship Accident Report Published
The UK’s statutory Marine Accident Investigation Branch June 15 published its final report on the serious injury to a deck officer aboard the Qatari LNG tanker Zarga on March 2, 2015 while mooring at Milford Haven. It found that Steelite Superline Xtra …
Argonaut Exercise in Cyprus deals with scenario of severe maritime accident at open sea
Search and Rescue Operations Exercise Argonaut 2017 continued on Thursday and the scenario provided for a severe maritime accident at open sea on a passenger ship.
Search and Rescue Operations (SAR) as well as medical evacuation operations were carried out …
German Computer Aided Marine Contingency Planning System Developed with Tatuk GIS SDK
This project, known as Contingency Planning for Marine Pollution Control (VPS – VorsorgePlan … with respect to sustainable disaster control and hazardous materials accident prevention in German seashore areas.
VPS.system has been in use since the …
— Dan Hudson (@Confined_Spaces) June 15, 2017
Larger ships than expected traversing new Panama Canal
The unfamiliar procedure resulted in one accident last July when the Chinese container ship Xin Fei Zhou struck a wall of the Agua Clara locks on the Atlantic side of the canal, tearing a long gash in the ship hull above the waterline.
The 8,500-TEU …
Bulk carrier MAMRY crew death, cause unknown
Bulk carrier MAMRY in the afternoon June 14 reported to Greek authorities death on board, 60-year old crew died, understood in an accident.
Vessel was under way entering Aegean sea from Med, en route from Haifa Israel to Yali (Turkish or Greek, unclear …
China and Japan Holding Maritime Talks to Prevent Maritime Clashes
Japan wants a “hotline” but China unlikely to moderate its behavior.
Chinese and Japanese officials are expected to meet for high-level talks on maritime issues in July like establishing a “hotline” to diffuse potential unintended clashes.
The new talks are a positive development between countries that regularly face off in the East China Sea, and as Japan increasingly expands its operations in the South China Sea.
However, the history of similar maritime dialogues between China and the United States should caution against expectations that they will lead to meaningful diplomatic breakthroughs, or even a moderation of risky Chinese military behavior.
China disputes Japan’s administration over the Senkaku islands in the South China Sea, which it calls the Diaoyus.
Since the Japanese government took over the Senkakus from private Japanese owners in 2012, China has regularly challenged Japan’s administration over them by sending hundreds of fishing and coast guard vessels to make incursions in the waters around the islands.
Chemical tanker Chemroad Journey breached and aground off Phu Quy island in Vietnam
During the accident there were no reported injuries and no water pollution.
The weather in vicinity is bad, which additionally worsen the situation with the troubled chemical tanker.
The impact of the typhoon combined with Southwest monsoon activity at …
Full details here
Lake Michigan to get its first maritime highway
A new shipping route potentially could eliminate a million semi-trailer trucks a year from Northwest Indiana highways.
Supply Chain Solutions announced at the Rail Supply Chain Summit 2017 in the Union League Club in downtown Chicago it was launching a new cross-lake shipping route after being awarded the first marine highway designation on Lake Michigan.
The Maritime Administration will encourage freight to pass between the Port of Milwaukee and the Port of Muskegon in Michigan, which the Rail Supply Chain Summit Founder Mary Elisabeth Pitz said has the potential to greatly reduce the amount of truck traffic on the Borman Expressway passing through Northwest Indiana while en route from Michigan to Wisconsin, or vice versa.
Australian man missing near Port Moresby after boat accident off Papua New Guinea coast
“The MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) in PNG have worked closely with AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority), Australian High Commission and Australian Defence Force, the Royal Papua Yacht Club, private members and villagers in …
— James Hollande (@JamesHollande) June 15, 2017
Petrobras Reports Explosion on Drillship in Campos Basin – The Maritime Executive
The oil firm will investigate the cause of the accident. The Norbe VIII, or NS 32, is operated by a division of Odebrecht.
She was built by DSME and is capable of drilling in water to 10,000 feet, with drilling depths to 40,000 feet.
She has previously …
Bulk carrier St Gregory ran aground on Kokkala beach in Greece
The local authorities were informed about the accident and closely monitor the situation, as Greek Coastguard sent two patrol boats to the scene.
It was estimated that vessel suffered breaches during the grounding and there is water ingress bulkhead.
Full details here
Isles of Scilly lifeboat man seriously hurt during rescue
The coastguard and emergency services were involved in his initial treatment, before the injured man was airlifted to hospital.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch said it was aware of …
Swedish Club Publishes “Anatomy of an Accident”
Developed out of The Swedish Club’s Emergency Response Training program, Anatomy of an Accident focuses on a realistic incident scenario run by the Club with participants from important maritime services and support sectors.
This approach has been …
Come on kids, do I really need to repeat myself? If you’re in, on or around a construction site or zone, slow down, pay extra-close attention to your speed, lane position and surroundings and just assume the constructions workers CAN’T see you.
Waterloo woman killed in construction accident
A Waterloo woman working in a construction site in southern Iowa has died after being struck by a vehicle.
— Iowa News (@IowaToday) June 14, 2017
— 97.7 KCRR (@977KCRR) June 14, 2017
Man killed in South Rd industrial accident involving crane
CONCERNS have been raised over the safety of construction workers at night after a man was killed when he was caught under a crane in an industrial accident …
State trooper witnesses fatal motorcycle crash
According to a news release from Indiana State Police, the trooper was driving south on State Road 15 behind two vehicles that were slowing down for traffic in a construction zone just after 4:00 p.m. when a car turned into a driveway directly in front …
— Whitley Law Firm (@Whitleylawfirm1) June 14, 2017
Driver indicted in fatal I-10 crash that killed Arizona woman
According to New Mexico State Police, the crash had occurred in a congested construction zone near mile marker 148 on I-10.
The initial investigation revealed that a commercial motor vehicle had rear-ended a passenger vehicle — which then ran into the …
Construction worker struck by car on Maine Turnpike in Gray
A 58-year-old construction worker for Pike Industries suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning when he was struck by a passing motorist on the Maine Turnpike in Gray who drifted into the breakdown lane.
Danny Lowe of Yarmouth was standing near the cab …
Police ID victim of fatal I-81 construction zone accident
State police on Saturday said Micheal J. Friendly of Hazleton is the line painting crew member who died after being struck by an SUV while working on Interstate 81 on Friday night.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Friendly …
— Sonetics (@SoneticsCorp) June 14, 2017
Safety measures added as investigation into Amarillo I-40 deaths continues
The deaths and injuries happened just after 9 a.m. Saturday when a trailer being towed on eastbound I-40 came loose from the back of a pickup, causing the trailer to veer into the lanes under construction before crashing into a road paving machine and …
APD Releases Names of Victims in Fatal Morning Accident on I-40
3 People Dead in Morning Accident on I-40.
The trailer continued off the road and turned up on one side, causing the sand load to hit a construction crew pickup that was …
Construction zone crash near Union Gap leaves one injured
UNION GAP, Washington
State troopers say a man was injured after his car was rear-ended by a semitrailer near Union Gap.
Daniel Cavnar, 43, of Selah was heading east in a Nissan Versa on Interstate 82 around 8:20 a.m. when he slowed for road …
Howell man rescued after a construction site accident
A construction accident in the Detroit-area lands a Livingston County man in the hospital after an hour long rescue.
As of late Tuesday, it is unclear what the extent of his …
‘It’s a shame.’ Man arrested for hitting two construction workers on I-5
His family have kept a memorial inside their home since the accident.
They are not ready to speak to the media, but their family will be forever changed by a work zone crash.
Bill Griffin was one of the workers injured in that Happy Valley crash. His …
1 dead after construction accident in Mat-Su
Troopers say they responded to a home off of Wasilla-Fishhook Road just after 9:30 Friday morning.
They found 42-year-old Vyacheslav Palko unresponsive.
The investigation revealed he had died from injuries sustained during a construction accident.
3 injured in northwest Miami-Dade construction accident
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida
Three workers were injured Thursday morning in a construction accident in northwest Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said.
Sky 10 was above the scene as the workers were laid out on stretchers at a …
Oakland construction accident: 9 workers hurt in collapse
Nine workers were injured Friday when a building partially collapsed at an Oakland construction site accident near downtown, forcing a desperate and successful effort to free many of them from wet concrete.
No workers were seriously injured in the collapse …
Durant construction worker hospitalized after job site accident
According to the Durant Fire Department, the call came in before 8:30 a.m. when a piece of equipment at CMC Metals fell on a construction worker.
The worker suffered a cut on his leg and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
‘Please slow down’ injured construction worker pleads after crash kills co-worker
HAPPY VALLEY, Oregon
A construction worker who was hit by a suspected drunk driver Tuesday afternoon in Happy Valley has a message for all drivers.
“I do want to say please slow down, pay attention,” said Preston Stucky.
“Just please be careful.
Bud Light truck rolls over, spills beer on Arizona highway
The driver, who was treated for non-life threatening injuries, lost control of the vehicle preceding the crash, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
Workers searched the canal several times but found no sign of the driver.
There was no …
What to know as Arizona’s mandatory paid sick-leave law takes effect
The law allows paid leave for various reasons besides an actual sickness or injury.
Workers also may use sick leave for other problems, including those tied to domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking or the closing of a child’s school owing to a …
Feds Warn Arizona Commission that Lowering Workplace Injury Fines is Risky
Federal officials warned a commission overseeing Arizona’s workplace safety agency that its practice of lowering fines on companies for worker injuries and deaths violates the state’s laws and could jeopardize its ability to run its own safety program …
Arizona warned over improperly slashing workplace safety penalties
An investigation by federal OSHA officials has found the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s practice of arbitrarily reducing employers’ penalties for safety violations is undermining the deterrent power of those penalties and is not permitted under …
Three Phoenix daycare workers arrested after child abuse
Police then arrested Perla Denise Sierra Duarte, 26, and Ruben Sandoval, 51, after both are accused of hindering prosecution and failing to accurately report the injury to police.
Sierra Duarte is the director of the preschool, and Sandoval is the owner.
Former KCTV-5 anchor Karen Fuller files age and gender discrimination lawsuit
A former news anchor for KCTV-5 in the Kansas City area is suing the station’s owner for age and gender discrimination.
Karen Fuller filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., against the Meredith Corporation, owner of the …
Former KCTV-5 anchor Karen Fuller files age and gender discrimination lawsuit https://t.co/4aj1piCUEz
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) June 7, 2017
Maryland county must pay female engineer after discrimination lawsuit
A lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been settled after a judge ruled that a Maryland county violated the 1963 Equal Pay Act by paying a woman less than similarly qualified male counterparts …
Female engineer to receive $139,633 in lost wages following discrimination lawsuit
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md
A female engineer in Prince George’s County will receive tens of thousands of dollars in lost wages.
This comes after a discrimination lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Des Plaines May Decide Tonight To Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
Des Plaines aldermen tonight (Monday) will weigh the pluses and minuses of a proposal to settle a four-year-old case in which the city was sued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice over religious discrimination accusations.
The lawsuit stemmed from a 2013 …
Oak Park police facing discrimination suit, accused of wrongful arrest
OAK PARK, Michigan
Oak Park police are now facing a federal discrimination lawsuit.
It accuses an officer and the department of wrongfully arresting a young black man last year.
The alleged incident took place on May 31st, 2016.
The attorney for …
Rosebud Restaurants to Shell Out $1.9M to Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
After a five-year battle, Rosebud Restaurants, Inc. is set to pay $1.9 million to settle a racial discrimination suit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday, May 30.
A lawsuit filed by the EEOC in 2013 accused 13 Italian …
N.J. Town Must Pay Islamic Group $3.25 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit https://t.co/dIyzd1tQ89
— NPR (@NPR) May 30, 2017
NJ mosque wins $3.25 million in settlement in discrimination case
The mosque and the Department of Justice, which both sued the township, argued that the mosque had met every local zoning requirement and that the town had made up new ones that applied to no other religious community.
On Dec. 21, 2016, a federal …
Called ‘crackers’ and ‘Hitler lovers,’ fired teachers file discrimination lawsuit against school
Two weeks after a Cirrus Academy special education teacher filed a lawsuit against the school, two former educators have filed another suit, also alleging that they were victims of racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Susan Campbell, of …
Discrimination lawsuit filed against local theater
The five-count lawsuit against the theater and two other defendants includes counts of unlawful discriminatory practice and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“One of the things that the Ohio Civil Rights Act does is it gives us a remedy to …
Italian Chain Rosebud Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit for $1.9 Million
Rosebud Restaurants has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging the 13-restaurant chain refused to hire African Americans.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that Rosebud, as part of the agreement, …
CNN is ISIS.
CNN is also being sued for racial discrimination.https://t.co/K8DDOre6km
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) June 3, 2017
Judge rules against Bob Lobel in discrimination lawsuit against golf course
Lobel, who in recent years has been beset by health issues that make walking difficult, had filed a discrimination lawsuit against Woodland in 2015 after he was barred from taking a special cart onto the club’s putting greens.
Arguing that the ban …
Messy matter? CSULA general counsel must give deposition in sexual harassment lawsuit
Over objections from lawyers representing Cal State Los Angeles, a judge ruled Tuesday that the university’s general counsel must attend a deposition sought by the attorney for a former administrator who filed a sexual harassment case against the …
Will be interesting to see how this one plays out: Tesla fires female engineer who alleged sexual harassment https://t.co/4UZHBDX2hO
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) June 1, 2017
Tesla fires female engineer who sued over sexual harassment
Tesla has fired the woman who sued the company for ignoring her complaints over alleged sexual harassment.
Engineer AJ Vandermeyden talked publicly about her 2016 lawsuit earlier this year, saying “until somebody stands up, nothing is going to change.
Server alleges harassment, Cafe Intermezzo ‘vigorously’ denies claim
But that wasn’t true, according to the lawsuit, which claims she was fired because she reported sexual harassment.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensation.
— MyContent365 (@MyContent365) June 6, 2017
Corey Lee’s Restaurant Group Hit With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
A former line cook at celebrated chef Corey Lee’s Hayes Valley restaurant Monsieur Benjamin, Katherine Ward has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging that her direct supervisor Santos Ramirez — a chef who has since been terminated — repeatedly …
The Bikram Yoga Founder Is On The Run While Evading A Massive Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Payment
Bikram Choudhury is on the lam after a sexual harassment lawsuit has put his hot yoga empire on the line.
The Associated Press reports that an arrest warrant has been issued for Choudhury in California, and he’s been ordered to pay $6.8 million to his …
Spokane agrees to settle sexual harassment lawsuit by former wastewater employee for $875K
The city of Spokane will pay a former worker at the city’s wastewater treatment facility $875,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed last year.
Sonya O’Brien left the city after five years of harassment that included being “ridiculed and insulted” by her …
San Diego reaches $225k settlement in sexual harassment lawsuit
The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.
Molly Hoot filed her claim against the city last October, …
Teacher files sexual harassment, retaliation lawsuit against district
BAY CITY, MI
Bay City Public Schools is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the district by a former teacher who alleges school administration turned a deaf ear to her complaints of a student sexually harassing her and then …
Colorado prison employee sues captain alleging sexual harassment
A female correctional officer has sued a prison captain in Denver U.S. District Court claiming he sexually harassed her, including making obscene gestures to her in front of her husband and ultimately retaliating against her.
Denver attorney David …
Fox News Sued For Racial Discrimination, Sexual Harassment By Three More Employees
Fox News’ legal woes worsened Monday, as three women joined the growing list of current and former employees suing the network for racial and sexual discrimination.
Kathleen Lee, a shift editor at Fox News Radio, and Naima Farrow, a former accounts …
Roger Ailes’ death complicates sexual harassment cases
Roger Ailes is dead, but sexual harassment lawsuits and investigations involving the former head of Fox News will continue — posing new legal challenges for both sides.
Many lawsuits and investigations that target a single individual would be dropped …
Shaun White reaches settlement in sexual harassment lawsuit
On Tuesday, USA Today reported that Olympic snowboarder Shaun White reached a settlement with the former drummer of his rock band Bad Things, after she filed a lawsuit against him last year accusing him of sexual harassment and withholding wages …
Lawsuit claims DU paying female law professors less than male counterparts
The University of Denver has been wholly cooperative with the EEOC since the initial filing in 2013, even attempting to reach a settlement before the lawsuit was filed.
Unfortunately, all attempts at reaching a settlement were rejected.
You need a “right to sue letter” from EEOC before you can file an employment discrim lawsuit but not for other lawsuits. #ChatMentalHealth
— Disability Rights CA (@DisabilityCA) May 24, 2017
— Nora Burns, SPHR (@NoraBurns) May 26, 2017
EmCare loses appeal in wrongful termination lawsuit
The jury found in favor of the EEOC and awarded $167,000 to Trahan, $82,000 to Shaw, and $250,000 in punitive damages to Stokes, who the EEOC alleged had been subjected to a hostile work environment based on her sex and fired in retaliation for her …
Effect Of Trump Administration On Employers
In the past, it has been aggressive after changes from a Democratic to a Republican administration.
That trend appears to have continued, as the EEOC’s lawsuit filings are up 75% over this time last year.
Chris observed that this may be because the …
Youthful hires are ‘unwritten rule’ at restaurants, EEOC and others allege
One of Orlando’s biggest companies, Darden Restaurants, is currently battling an age-discrimination lawsuit, and it’s not alone.
New federal statistics released for 2016 show an uptick in EEOC age discrimination complaints in Florida and the United …
EEOC lawsuit against Impressions Inc., alleges worker was fired for his Depression.https://t.co/xWa2YHLUPO
— EEOC Saint Louis (@EEOC_STL) May 26, 2017
IXL Learning Sued by EEOC for Retaliation
The EEOC filed suit (Civil #17-CV-02979) in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through conciliation.
The EEOC’s lawsuit seeks lost wages, compensatory and punitive …
‘Your pregnancy doesn’t fit in our plans’ won’t cut it with the EEOC
According to the EEOC lawsuit, Brown & Brown made a written job offer to an applicant and also sent her an employment agreement for a “personal lines technical assistant” position at its Daytona Beach location.
It even went so far as to suggest start …
EEOC accuses Maryland logistics company of religious discrimination
The U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 16 against XPO Mile Inc., a logistics company, for allegations of refusing to hire a Jewish job candidate who could not work on Rosh …
Lawsuit at Columbia University roils prominent chronic fatigue syndrome research lab
According to the lawsuit, Hornig filed a complaint against Lipkin with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in April 2016.
Lipkin’s discrimination against her escalated when he became aware of the EEOC complaint, the lawsuit …
Carolina Creek to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Suit
In its lawsuit, the EEOC charged that Carolina Creek violated federal anti-discrimination laws when it demoted Korrie L. Reed after learning she had a pregnancy-related complication.
According to the EEOC, soon after starting her position as camp …
Ruby Tuesday Serves Age Bias in Hiring, EEOC Says
Ruby Tuesday Inc. violated federal civil rights law by refusing to hire an experienced restaurant hand as a general manager in Florida because he was 59 years old, the EEOC alleged in a lawsuit filed in federal district court ( EEOC v. Ruby Tuesday …
— Andie Burjek (@andie_burjek) May 22, 2017
Automation Personnel Services to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Sex Discrimination
Automation Personnel Services, Inc., a Pelham, Ala.-based staffing agency, will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency …
As Uber Probes Sexual Harassment at its Offices, It Overlooks Hundreds of Thousands of Female Drivers
Despite the promise of a thorough investigation, a company spokesperson confirmed that the sexual harassment review only includes the treatment of its full-time employees like Fowler.
Drivers like Galindo, the spokesperson said, don’t qualify because …
Head of Employment at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Aadil Patel discusses workplace sexual harassment on radio 702 today https://t.co/ZrFgwlCybi
— CliffeDekkerHofmeyr (@CDHLegal) May 3, 2017
Millennium Films Is Being Sued For Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
Production company Millennium Films, most recently responsible for creating the dude-heavy Expendables franchise, is being sued for sexual harassment and gender discrimination by a former employee.
Variety reports that the suit alleges …
— Employment Law (@Employment_HR_) May 4, 2017
Successful Strategies for Preventing and Defending Claims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Despite increased efforts to curb it, sexual harassment in the workplace hasn’t gone away.
In fact, news reports of allegations of sexual harassment and lewd behavior lodged against media mogul Bill O’Reilly at Fox News and, separately, against …
How will Interior respond to Yellowstone harassment?
A new report from the Department of the Interior documents heavy drinking, derogatory language, and allegations of sexual misconduct over several years in a …
Q&A with Chris Thrutchley: Train all employees on sexual harassment to avoid liability
Regularly train all employees — not just managers and supervisors.
Case law is clear on this subject.
And the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, just issued new …
VA director apologizes for comments about sexual harassment
When CBS SF Bay Area told David Stockwell about women’s sexual harassment claims, he defended the investigative process.
Female VA Employees Find Little Recourse In Harassment Complaints
A KPIX 5 investigation into claims of sexual harassment at Veterans Administration clinics in the Bay Area is expanding.
Yet another female employee has come out of the shadows to tell her story after seeing our reports.
Federal Agents Question Fox News Employees Over Sexual Harassment Scandal
The Fox News sexual harassment scandal has grown beyond just a few employees:
RadarOnline.com has learned that federal investigators have questioned employees about “possible misconduct” at the embattled cable network.
According to CNN, “The …
5 things to know about sexual harassment at work
For many women in the workplace, the sexual harassment scandal that led to the recent ouster of Bill O’Reilly as host of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” was depressingly familiar.
Despite the many efforts companies have taken steps to address the …
Can Workplace Hotlines Help Women Come Forward About Sexual Harassment?
The New York Times revealed that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly had reached settlements with five women over sexual-harassment claims.
Fox responded by saying that the company takes workplace matters seriously — noting that it had addressed the …
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