Manager's Legal Bulletin

A nurse, battling cancer, sought an accommodation that would allow her time off for chemotherapy treatments while remaining a full-time employee. The hospital refused and fired her, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­­tunity Com­­mis­­sion.

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Costco is facing an EEOC lawsuit for allegedly failing to take steps to protect one of its female employees from the unwelcome advances of one of its customers.

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Here is some good advice for managers on the lookout for sexual harassment: Don’t just keep the jocular guys on your radar. The sleazy and unwelcome conduct can come from anyone in the workplace, as Wells Fargo Bank recently learned.

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When Deborah applied for a van driver position at a supermarket, the store manager told her he would not hire a woman for the job out of concern that a female driver would be at greater risk of being assaulted on the job than a male driver …

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Here are some wild claims that hiring managers told CareerBuilder.com they found on job applicants’ résumés

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A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a claim of disability har­­ass­­ment against an employer whose CEO is accused of referring to an em­­ployee who walks with an abnormal gait as a result of a stroke as “a cripple.”

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Tired of all the acronyms and jargon of U.S. employment law and everything else that has to do with labor and the workplace? The U.S. Department of Labor released DOLAtoZ, a comprehensive guide to hundreds of words and phrases both common and obscure. Not sure what the OFCCP, ERISA or COBRA is? No problem. They’re [...]

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Employees of United Health Pro­­grams of America, Inc. claimed that since 2007 they were coerced into participating in an offbeat religion called “Onionhead,” created by a family member of the employer.

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According to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey, 43% of employers won’t consider a candidate who’s had short tenures with several employers. However, others point to advantages in hiring people who have worked for numerous companies.

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Do you sometimes have preconceived notions based on uninformed assumptions about a worker’s or a job candidate’s ability to do the job? Beware!

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