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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…

Did Professor Lose Job for Failing to Report Teacher-Student Relationship?

Did Professor Lose Job for Failing to Report Teacher-Student Relationship?

Schools tend to frown on teacher-student relationships, particularly when a pregnancy is the result. But what about a co-worker who doesn’t report the relationship? That’s the reason an assistant professor…

Employees Claim Their Workweek Was Changed So Company Could Avoid Paying Overtime

Employees Claim Their Workweek Was Changed So Company Could Avoid Paying Overtime

Five current and former employees of Redland Energy Services in Arkansas initiated a civil suit against the company. The plaintiffs alleged that Redland had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act…

Employee Sues for Being Paid Less Than Co-Worker, Alleges Racial Discrimination

Employee Sues for Being Paid Less Than Co-Worker, Alleges Racial Discrimination

A woman performing essentially the same job duties as a co-worker was being paid less. She alleged that the discrepancy in pay was racial discrimination and sued her employers. The…

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…

Appeals Court Reverses Decision on Overtime Hours Due to Judges’ Instructions to Jury

Appeals Court Reverses Decision on Overtime Hours Due to Judges’ Instructions to Jury

A man sued his employers, claiming that he had not been paid for overtime worked. His case made its way in front of a jury, which awarded him compensatory damages.…

Allegations of Michigan Manufacturer Unfairly Paying Men Higher Wages

Allegations of Michigan Manufacturer Unfairly Paying Men Higher Wages

Not paying workers employed in similar positions the same wage could possibly violate the Equal Pay Act (EPA) or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or even the Elliot…

Illinois Worker Disputes Firing Over Physical Altercation

Illinois Worker Disputes Firing Over Physical Altercation

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) fired one of its employees for disruptive conduct. He challenged the reason for his discharge in state court and a few years later filed…

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…

Woman and Former Bosses Wind up in Court Over Pay Raise Dispute

Woman and Former Bosses Wind up in Court Over Pay Raise Dispute

A woman brought action against her former employers, alleging a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. She claimed that the company had retaliated against her, citing both…

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