Unfair Employment Practices: Starbucks facing another complaint

By mjdadmin
6 May, 2013
The Detroit regional office of the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Starbucks Corp, alleging unfair labor practices stemming from an investigation into a charge made by Cole Dorsey, an employee of Starbucks
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Berwyn Firefighters Workers’ Compensation

By mjdadmin
6 May, 2013
Berwyn mayor stops firefighters from exercising while on duty Citing the rising cost of workers’ compensation claims from city workers, Berwyn Mayor Michael O’Connor has made the decision to ban firefighters from using exercising equipment while on duty. According to O’Connor, Berwyn has paid $6 million in claims for all municipal departments. Stephen Petergal, 51, […]
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$6.2 million Workers’ Compensation settlement against Sears

By mjdadmin
6 May, 2013
A Federal court recently approved a ADA payout by Sears in the amount of $6.2 million. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Sears alleging that the Sears' policy of terminating employees instead of providing them with a reasonable accommodation for their disabilities was in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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Sexual Harassment

By mjdadmin
6 May, 2013
Illinois Labor Update A jury recently found that having a anti-sexual harassment policy just isn’t enough to guard against lawsuits. The EEOC sued the owner of a franchise restaurant on behalf of 2 young women who were sexually harassed by an older manager. When they reported the harassment to another manager, that manager “blew them […]
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