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Study Finds a Distinction Between the Young and the Old in the Workplace

Study Finds a Distinction Between the Young and the Old in the Workplace

The Generation Gap is a popular term to signify the differences between younger and older people. It’s typically used in reference to parents and their children, but according to a…

Fired for Taking Leave, or Was It a Clear Case of Insubordination?

Fired for Taking Leave, or Was It a Clear Case of Insubordination?

Was an employee of the University of Utah fired for insubordination, or because he had exercised his FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) rights? That’s a question that a district…

Discreprancy Between Man and Woman’s Paychecks Leads to Lawsuit Against Employers

Discreprancy Between Man and Woman’s Paychecks Leads to Lawsuit Against Employers

A woman employed by Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc. brought a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the U.S. Code. She asserted that…

Former Employee Tries to Prove Younger Workers Treated Better

Former Employee Tries to Prove Younger Workers Treated Better

Due to declining revenue, a company reduced the size of its workforce. When the company’s marketing manager was let go, he filed a lawsuit, claiming that the loss of his…

Former Employee Alleges That He Was Fired For Reporting a Co-Worker’s Illegal Activity

Former Employee Alleges That He Was Fired For Reporting a Co-Worker’s Illegal Activity

The economic downturn claimed another victim in November 2008 when an employee was terminated as part of a reduction-in-force. But the employee in question alleged another reason for being fired…

Railway Worker Initiates Legal Action After He’s Fired for Violating Company Operating Rules

Railway Worker Initiates Legal Action After He’s Fired for Violating Company Operating Rules

An employee working for the Kansas City Southern Railway was fired for six violations of the company’s operating rules within three years. He claimed the termination was racially motivated, basing…

Courts Decide if Firefighter Should be Paid as a Volunteer or as an Employee

Courts Decide if Firefighter Should be Paid as a Volunteer or as an Employee

A firefighter for the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department in Florida sued, claiming that he was not being paid minimum wage or overtime. The question in court became one of…

Woman Alleges Harassment, Gender Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment in Texas

Woman Alleges Harassment, Gender Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment in Texas

A woman’s lawsuit alleged sex discrimination and a hostile work environment at two different working locations. The district court dismissed her case before it could make it to trial, so…

Employee for AAA Sues Company, Temp Agency and Supervisor for Harassment, Discrimination

Employee for AAA Sues Company, Temp Agency and Supervisor for Harassment, Discrimination

A woman working as a customer service rep for AAA (American Automobile Association) filed a lawsuit after she was fired. She alleged harassment, discrimination and retaliation in response to her…

Former Navy Employee Alleges That Transfer and Termination Were Due to Race and Gender

Former Navy Employee Alleges That Transfer and Termination Were Due to Race and Gender

A former employee of the U.S. Navy filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on his race, gender and national origin. His argument in court became a matter of disproving the…

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