The HR Specialist: Employment Law

An increase in age discrimination claims may be as inevitable as the graying of baby boomers. But some smart planning and good policy follow-through on your part can keep you …

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Jack Eaton got the boot after a drug test showed he’d been using marijuana and cocaine. Yet a court said he can still collect unemployment compensation, because his employer gave the …

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Nearly a third of employers, 31 percent, now monitor and/or restrict employee Internet use, according to a Vault.com survey. Approaches range from restricting …

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When the Resorts International Hotel in Atlantic City needed a full-time light and sound technician, the choice appeared simple. The two top candidates were equally qualified but, knowing that the casino …

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Wendy Vivian didn’t just sue her employer for racial and sexual discrimination. She went after her supervisor to hold him personally liable and the state Supreme Court gave her the green …

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As a born-again Christian, Kenneth Weiss says he is required to share his religious beliefs with others, including co-workers. But for some, working with him was hell.
He condemned co-workers, …

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Denver’s employment system blocked police officers and firefighters from being reassigned directly to other jobs in city government. They had to compete with noncity employees for jobs.
But that didn’t …

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As a refrigerator and utility mechanic, David Kavanagh traveled to more than 50 stores. Although his employer paid him for travel time during the day, it didn’t cover his commute to …

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Frank Dorsey’s transfer from flight training supervisor to assistant chief pilot was the first step in a United Parcel Service (UPS) plan “to deliver the ‘coup de gr ^ace’ to his …

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The American Red Cross tried to terminate or modify Colleen Curran’s workers’ compensation benefits when she refused to undergo medical treatment it considered reasonable.
But a workers’ comp judge found …

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