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Blog Posts in 2010

Fox News Sued For Unlawful Retaliation

New York-based Fox News Network LLC, which owns and operates the Fox News Channel based in Washington, D.C., retaliated against news reporter Catherine Herridge after she complained to Fox that she ...
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Bad Job Market Even Worse For The Disabled

The job market is bad. It is even worse for disabled workers. The US government recently released a detailed study that showed in 2009 the average unemployment rate for disabled workers was 14.5%. ...
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Pratt & Whitney Cannot Ship Jobs Out of CT

A federal appeals court has rejected jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney's plan to move 1,000 jobs out of Connecticut.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's ruling that said ...
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FMLA Leave Extends to "Non-Traditional" Parents

On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a clarification of definitions under Section 101(12) of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to ensure all employees who care for ...
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Disabled Under The ADA For Conditions Caused By Medication?

Is an employee considered disabled under the ADA for a condition caused by medication? Well, like most legal issues, there is no simple yes or no answer to that question. In Sulima v. Tobyhanna Army ...
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Legislation Introduced to Override Gross v. FBL Financial Services

In Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., the United States Supreme Court changed the standard of proof for workers who sue under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Under the Court's 5-4 ...
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Imposing a Sex-Stereotyped Stigma On Employees Violates Title VII

The Eighth Circuit joins other U.S. Courts of Appeals that have ruled on claims that an employer violated Title VII by imposing a sex-stereotyped stigma on a protected employee. In the case of Lewis ...
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EEOC'S Comments On ADA Amendments

The EOOC has posted comments on the recent ADA amendments that went into effect on January 1, 2009. The comments read as follows: On September 25, 2008, the President signed the Americans with ...
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Why Mandatory Arbitration In Employment Cases Is Rotten

If anyone had any doubts as to how harmful mandatory and binding arbitration is in employment cases, just watch this video. Not only does the arbitration deny the wronged employee's right to her day ...
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Young Workers and Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

In a previous blog post, I commented on sexual harassment of young women in the workplace. It is a real and growing problem - confirmed by statistics kept by the EEOC. According to an EEOC ...
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