201412.26
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Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Filed Against Chicago Board

Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Filed Against Chicago Board The Justice Department  today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education,  alleging that the board discriminated against pregnant teachers at Scammon  Elementary School by subjecting them to adverse personnel actions, including  termination in some instances, after they announced their pregnancies. According to the complaint, these…

201412.18
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Discrimination Lawsuit Is Filed Against Texas GOP Rep.

Discrimination Lawsuit Is Filed Against Texas GOP Rep. Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold is being sued by his former spokeswoman over allegations of gender discrimination and that he created a hostile work environment and improperly fired her after she complained. Lauren Greene, Farenthold’s communications director until July, claims another Farenthold aide said the lawmaker had…

201412.17
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Wal-Mart Faces New Pregnancy Discrimination Charges

Wal-Mart Faces New Pregnancy Discrimination Charges Last March, after months of very public pressure from shareholders and a class-action complaint by advocates for women and workers’ rights, Wal-Mart quietly changed its policy to begin to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers so they could stay on the job rather than be forced into taking unpaid leave. On Wednesday,…

201412.15
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Whistleblower’s Book Explains Discrimination/Ethics Violations

Whistleblower’s Book Explains Discrimination/Ethics Violations Dennis Patterson’s career at the Idaho National Laboratory spanned three decades, and now he’s written a book documenting what he calls “discrimination and ethics violations” at the site. During his tenure as the ethics officer at the site, Patterson was employed by EG&G Idaho in the 1980s, and Lockheed Martin…

201412.12
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Labor Board: Workers Can Use Company Email For Union Activity

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Labor Board: Workers Can Use Company Email For Union Activity In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company email accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time. Once an employer gives an employee access to the company…

201412.11
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DOL Helps Thousands Of Employees Recover Unpaid Wages

DOL Helps Thousands Of Employees Recover Unpaid Wages Thousands of workers employed by contractors engaged in natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia are putting in a fair day’s work but not receiving a fair day’s pay. An ongoing multiyear enforcement initiative conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’sWage and Hour…

201412.10
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Amazon Workers Lose Supreme Court Fight Over Pay

Amazon Workers Lose Supreme Court Fight Over Pay The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that workers who fill orders in Amazon.com warehouses need not be paid for the time they spend going through security checks to ensure they have not stolen any products. The court reversed a lower-court ruling for the workers, who alleged they spent…

201412.09
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Goldman To Pay $7.6 Million In Wrongful Termination Suit

Goldman To Pay $7.6 Million In Wrongful Termination Suit Goldman Sachs Group Inc must pay $7.6 million to two Los Angeles brokers who said the company wrongfully terminated them, a securities arbitration panel ruled. The brokers, Christopher Barra and Luis Sampedro, who worked as a team at Goldman for nine years until 2007, filed the case…