UPDATE: Employment Lawsuits Nationwide in the News

Fired Arizona CenturyLink employee files lawsuit alleging fraud

https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumers/2017/06/18/fired-arizona-centurylink-employee-files-lawsuit-alleges-fraud/406610001/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 …

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New York state just dealt another blow to Uber’s business model

https://qz.com/1005254/three-uber-drivers-were-ruled-employees-for-unemployment-purposes-by-new-york-state/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 …

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Woman Asks Greitens to Veto Employment Discrimination Bill

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2017-06-13/woman-asks-greitens-to-veto-employment-discrimination-billAn 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 …

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$41 million. BAM! Yeah, that just happened. And that was binding arbitration.

KFC operator flushed employee’s medicine down the toilet and fired her, lawsuit claims

https://www.macon.com/news/local/article155680944.htmlThe 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 …

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Fired Black Comcast Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit – News One

https://newsone.com/3718435/black-employee-discrimination-suit-comcast/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, …

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Black employee saw Comcast co-worker make noose, says $600,000 lawsuit

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/06/black_comcast_worker_saw_co-wo.htmlA 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 …

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Woman now owes pharmaceutical giant $2M after her fraudulent lawsuit backfires and the judge slams her

https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/woman_owes_pharmaceutical_giant_2m_after_lawsuit_backfires.htmlA 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 …

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How one former Novartis employee pulled a fast one, almost

https://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2017/06/07/novartis-fast-one-lawsuit/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.

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Lawsuit alleges former Cal State LA employee secretly recorded conversation with AD Daryl Gross

https://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-cal-state-lawsuit-20170605-story.htmlA 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.

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