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Vanessa Turpin suffered occasional seizures from a mild form of epilepsy. When Sara Lee shut down the plant where Turpin worked, she was transferred to another plant. However, she was bumped ...
Odis Ross' boss at the county jail refused to call him Officer Ross. Instead, he addressed him as "black boy" and "nigger" and often referred to Ross' wife, who is white, ...
After downing at least nine beers during and after a company dinner, which followed a training program, Ray Zakaras spoke freely about his objections to the program and made rude comments ...
Moira Kelly received an extension of her maternity leave, with one caveat. Her company informed her by letter that she was considered a "key employee" under the Family and Medical Leave ...
Before you require employees to arbitrate claims against you, find out whether it will stand up in court. A federal court in California recently barred a law firm from requiring ...
No union, no problem. Right? Not really. Even if your company isn't unionized now, you can't afford to be oblivious. Just ask Amazon.com. In the thick of the holiday shopping ...
Business is booming and you're adding staff. Along with those new workers, you may be picking up an alphabet-soup of new legal burdens that grant new rights to your employees, ADA ...
No employer wants to explain to a court why jokes like "Why beer is better than women" are bouncing around the company e-mail system. But that's the position more companies are ...
Ignorance is usually no excuse for violating the law, but an appeals court recently ruled that federal safety standards on open ladders and platforms were too confusing. It threw out a ...
After injuring his back while working in a cargo job for USAir, Robert Barnett used his seniority to transfer to the company's mailroom. When he learned two workers with more seniority ...
The Clinton administration has pushed through controversial ergonomics regulations that are to take effect four days before the inauguration. Several business groups have filed suit to block the regulations. Their ...
Whether you've been revving up employee benefits to find and keep top talent or paring them down to control costs, take a closer look at the impact. The Equal Employment ...
Employers are required to adjust work schedules to accommodate their employees' religious observances, even for nontraditional beliefs. In a recent case, an employee ...
Although Congress has debated the idea, no federal law specifically prohibits job discrimination based on an employee or applicant's sexual orientation. Employees ...
Don't sit around watching the door in fear of an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Knowing your rights and how to handle the inspector ...
Nancy Houser suffered a severe elbow injury at work, making it impossible to use that arm for lifting in her warehouse job. The company transferred her to greeting visitors ...
Restaurant manager Peter Ball knew that one of his waiters was preparing to sue the restaurant for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When Ball alerted the company ...
If you run into trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), look into mediating your dispute rather than going to court. Reason: While only ...
If you thought contracting for temporary and contingent workers would save you headaches, you may be reaching for the aspirin again. Temps used to need permission ...
It would be an understatement to describe the working relationship between nurse Gary Hamner and the hospital's medical director as poor. Hamner, a homosexual, says ...
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