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Employees at FedEx Call Center Accuse Their Supervisor of Sexual Harassment

Employees at FedEx Call Center Accuse Their Supervisor of Sexual Harassment

Four women working at a FedEx customer service call center accused their direct supervisor of sexual harassment. They ultimately brought legal action against FedEx. A district court ruled in favor…

Fired for Computer Misuse and Policy Violation — or for Exercising Freedom of Speech?

Fired for Computer Misuse and Policy Violation — or for Exercising Freedom of Speech?

A paralegal assistant for the Ohio Department of Commerce was fired after being placed on administrative leave. She claimed that her termination was both discriminatory and a violation of her…

Former Employee Alleges Texas A&M University Violated Labor and Whistleblower Acts

Former Employee Alleges Texas A&M University Violated Labor and Whistleblower Acts

An employee of Texas A&M University-Commerce was fired for job performance and co-workers’ complaints. She alleged that the university violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Texas Whistleblower…

Was Factory Worker Fired Because Bosses Were Anticipating Workers’ Comp Claim?

Was Factory Worker Fired Because Bosses Were Anticipating Workers’ Comp Claim?

A work-related injury kept a manufacturing plant employee at home nearly every day for six weeks. But he didn’t follow company policy by calling in to report his absences and…

Man Argues that Walmart Refused to Rehire Him Because He Filed for Unemployment

Man Argues that Walmart Refused to Rehire Him Because He Filed for Unemployment

A former Walmart employee claimed that the company had not rehired him because he had filed for unemployment benefits. The decisions from both federal and appellate judges addressed the man’s…

Man Suspected of Abusing FMLA Leave Caught via Video Surveillance

Man Suspected of Abusing FMLA Leave Caught via Video Surveillance

On a day when an employee was scheduled for FMLA leave (Family and Medical Leave Act) to care for his mother in a nursing home, the man, instead, allegedly stayed…

Employee Fired After Inadvertently Setting Off Alarm Going on Smoke Break

Employee Fired After Inadvertently Setting Off Alarm Going on Smoke Break

An employee was fired for initially lying about triggering an alarm. He filed a charge with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and later filed a suit claiming racial discrimination…

Should Nurse Be Allowed Indefinite Number of Unplanned Absences?

Should Nurse Be Allowed Indefinite Number of Unplanned Absences?

A neo-natal intensive care unit nurse lost her job for too many unplanned absences. She filed a lawsuit, alleging that her employers had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

Woman Fired After Taking Medical Leave — Did Bosses Violate FMLA?

Woman Fired After Taking Medical Leave — Did Bosses Violate FMLA?

A woman on both FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave and sick leave took a trip to Cancun, Mexico, midway through the four-week allotted time for leave. When her…

Employees Look No Further Than the Office for Romance

Employees Look No Further Than the Office for Romance

There has always been a distinct separation between people’s workplace and their personal lives. The two areas, however, can slowly converge when romance is initiated between employees. A recent survey…

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