Employment & Discrimination. Legal news and articles for September 26 - 27, 2012

Feds allege discrimination by Waconia manufacturerSilicon Valley's next gender discrimination suitAurora Health Care accused of job discriminationThe EEOC Accuses Businesses of Discriminating Against Pregnant EmployeesOur Say: What will taxpayers owe for Leopold's court battles?Aurora Health Care accused of job discrimination7 Signs Of Discrimination Against Veterans At WorkMiller's old job applications at issue in trialEmployment applications scrutinized in Miller discrimination suitCostco gender discrimination class action lawsuit to proceedTuchman Cleaners faces lawsuit over discriminationFormer Winston-Salem State University employee says she was fired because ...What are the new EEOC rules on age bias?Trucking firm pays $630K in discrimination suitHome Depot denied request for former employee's social networking content

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Changing attitudes to mental health
PersonnelToday.comSeptember 3, 2012

A study carried out by Lyons et al (2009) in the North of England comparing the experience of mental health users in 1997 with those in 2007 found that the high levels of stigma and discrimination experienced in the employment settings in the initial ...more »

Christians Claim Workplace Discrimination in Landmark Case
New York Times (blog)September 5, 2012

Andrea Minichiello Williams, a lawyer and founder of the Christian Legal Center said: “Many believe it is unfair that hard-working public servants and employees are being discriminated against simply because of their faith.” She said: “If we are ...more »

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Feds allege discrimination by Waconia manufacturer
KARESeptember 27, 2012

The agency is seeking lost wages, damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages on behalf of Kating, plus training for company managers and employees, and compliance monitoring by the EEOC. Hendrickson also noted that discrimination based ...more »

Silicon Valley's next gender discrimination suit
FortuneSeptember 27, 2012

Not all VC gender discrimination suits are created equal. FORTUNE -- Pantheon Ventures was sued earlier this month by a former employee named Carol Foster, who claimed that she was terminated due to her age and gender. Some reporters rushed to ...more »

Aurora Health Care accused of job discrimination
Herald Times ReporterSeptember 27, 2012

MILWAUKEE — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee accusing Aurora Health Care of rescinding job offers to two applicants after finding out they had disabilities. The lawsuit was filed this week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity ...more »

The EEOC Accuses Businesses of Discriminating Against Pregnant Employees
Human Resources JournalSeptember 27, 2012

The EEOC recently brought lawsuits, on behalf of former employees, against two businesses for purported discrimination against pregnant employees – a restaurant chain and a security company. Bayou City Wings in Baytown and other areas in Texas, ...more »

Our Say: What will taxpayers owe for Leopold's court battles?
CapitalGazette.comSeptember 27, 2012

Facing a criminal trial on charges of misusing his security force, as well as two civil cases alleging employment discrimination, Leopold surely wants his legal problems behind him. So do taxpayers, who would prefer an undistracted county executive ...more »

Aurora Health Care accused of job discrimination
Green Bay Press GazetteSeptember 27, 2012

MILWAUKEE — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee accusing Aurora Health Care of rescinding job offers to two applicants after finding out they had disabilities. The lawsuit was filed this week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity ...more »

7 Signs Of Discrimination Against Veterans At Work
AOL JobsSeptember 27, 2012

If you need up to 26 weeks of continuous or intermittent leave for a serious medical condition that was incurred on active duty, you are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act when: You worked 1,250 hours during the 12 months before the start of ...more »

Miller's old job applications at issue in trial
Ithaca JournalSeptember 27, 2012

BINGHAMTON — Chris Miller spent all of Wednesday on the stand in his federal employment discrimination case against the Ithaca Police Department, with the bulk of testimony focused on his employment history. Not disclosing his previous work with the ...more »

Employment applications scrutinized in Miller discrimination suit
YNNSeptember 26, 2012

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Chris Miller's past employment history faced intense scrutiny in federal court Wednesday. Miller, who claims he was the victim of discrimination and retaliation at the Ithaca Police Department, once again spent the day on the ...more »

Costco gender discrimination class action lawsuit to proceed
Puget Sound Business Journal (blog)September 26, 2012

The court, meanwhile, will decide whether Costco's employment practices had an adverse impact on the class of plaintiffs, whether these employment practices were justified by business necessity and, if so, whether there was a less discriminatory...more »

Tuchman Cleaners faces lawsuit over discrimination
Indianapolis StarSeptember 26, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses Tuchman Cleaners of Indiana of not promoting its former employee to an assistant manager position because he's African American. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court of ...more »

Former Winston-Salem State University employee says she was fired because ...
New York Daily NewsSeptember 26, 2012

WSSU has denied Hedgepeth's allegations of racial discrimination, however, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that her race played a factor in her termination, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Hedgepeth says she was fired ...more »

What are the new EEOC rules on age bias?
Business Management DailySeptember 26, 2012

Q. What is the final rule that the EEOC issued regarding the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)? A. On March 30, 2012, the EEOC issued the final rule on disparate impact and reasonable factors other than age (RFOA) under the ADEA. The final ...more »

Trucking firm pays $630K in discrimination suit
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 26, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal court lawsuit a year ago claiming black, Hispanic and East Indian truck drivers were the targets of widespread harassment, discrimination and retaliation at Fontana-based Scully ...more »

Home Depot denied request for former employee's social networking content
Burbank LeaderSeptember 26, 2012

... some social-networking communications as long as they're between former manager Danielle Mailhoit, who is suing the retailer for discrimination, and any current or former company employees, as long as they are related to her employment or the lawsuit.more »

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