Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co has been sued by former employee Kelli Smith, who claims her 2010 pregnancy resulted in unfair job evaluations, discrimination, and harm to her reputation.
According to NBC’s story, Merck sued for $100 million in sexual bias case, Smith’s complaint alleges “systematic, companywide discriminatory treatment of its female employees on [...]
The University of Pennsylvania School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic and James Radford, LLC recently submitted to the United States Supreme Court a petition for certiorari in connection with the matter of Underwood v. Harkins. The Underwood matter involves important questions of First Amendment jurisprudence; namely, the degree to which public employees who run for [...]
Proponents of medical marijuana use, take heed. According to this article, Court Says Pot Smokers Can Be Fired, Even in Colo. using marijuana, even at home, may cost you your job.
Washington and Colorado have legalized the use of marijuana for the average consumer, in addition to medical users. According to a recent Court [...]
Doug Carl has fought a long battle against Fulton County for race and gender discrimination, and he has won.
Last August, a jury awarded Carl $300,000 in his lawsuit against Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell. According to 11 Alive’s article, Judge levies $1.2 Million Against Fulton County, “Fulton County Manager Thomas Andrews promoted an [...]
According to a recent article, High Hopes for Bill Aimed at Ending GLBT Job Bias, Congress is closer than even before to making it illegal to discriminate against gay Americans in the workplace.
Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon is getting ready to reintroduce a bill to end anti-LGBT employment discrimination. Senator Merkley will ask for [...]
Female employees of Daiichi Sankyo, a San Francisco company, have filed a class action suit against their employer, according to this article: Daiichi Sankyo Faces Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit.
The women claim discrimination based on their gender, and say there is a pervasive habit of denying them promotions, not paying females as well [...]
Nurse Katherine K. Lacoste, a 12 year employee of a New Hampshire hospital who suspected an anesthesiologist was illegally using drugs, reported her suspicions and was subsequently terminated.
Lacoste, as explained in Lawsuit says nurse turned detective, lost job, was monitoring the administration of medications at Elliott Hospital on May 24, 2011 when she [...]
From New Brunswick, New Jersey comes a story about sexual harassment, Former State Theatre employee alleges discrimination, sexual harassment in lawsuit. The story is all over the news in that area, as evidenced by another article, New Brunswick’s State Theatre CEO sued by ex-assistant for alleged sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful firing
Since 2010, [...]
Social Circle, a small town south of Atlanta, stands accused of illegally firing the Public Safety Director. Ex-Ga. Public Safety Director Files Whistleblower Suit explains that former Public Safety Director Tom Fox, claims he was fired for being a whistleblower.
Fox claims that firefighters turned in fraudulent time records and training records in order [...]
A class action lawsuit filed by state employees in Oregon alleges that being required to fill out an online form for health insurance coverage violated their civil rights.
According to Lawsuit: State’s employee wellness program violates civil rights, some of the employees of the state of Oregon opted not to fill out the online [...]
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