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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Employee Fired for Having Breast Cancer

Employers can terminate workers for many reasons, but firing a woman with breast cancer while she’s in the hospital is barbaric. At least one federal judge agrees. Chief U.S. District Judge David R. Herndonon on August 1 denied a Coldwell Banker realtor’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit Jamie Engler filed in response to her employer’s “extreme and outrageous” actions. According to Engler’s complaint, she told her employer, realtor Donald W. Brown, who does business as Brown Realtors in Edwardsville, Ill., that she …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

How to Leave Your Job the Right Way Most workers in the United States are at-will employees, which means your employer can fire you at any time and for nearly any reason. Similarly, you are also free to quit your job at any time and for any reason. But there are still some protocols you should follow. Find Out More…   Tips for Getting Workers’ Comp So much in life is about timing. Getting workers’ compensation and keeping the payments …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Major League Soccer Manager Nowak Sues Team After Firing

The former manager of the Philadelphia Union, the city’s Major League Soccer team, has filed suit, claiming his ex-employer must pay him for the next two and a half years even though he’s been fired. Although The Union had the right to fire Peter Nowak, the team has to pay him severance for letting him go before his contract expired on Dec. 31, 2015, the ex-manager contends in his lawsuit. He is also seeking pay he would have received if …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Richard Dahl  
Your Employer Can Fire You for Taking Medical Leave

An employer does have the right to fire an employee who is on extended medical leave, the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The employee, Kathy Henry, a commercial credit analyst at a bank in western Massachusetts, began experiencing neck pain, blurred vision, and dizziness in early 2008. She went to a neurologist who concluded that she was suffering from a spinal-cord compression and prescribed physical therapy. The bank provided some workplace accommodations and Henry was able to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Courtney Love Sued by Ex-Assistant for “Evil,” “Despicable Conduct”

Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, who was sued last month for alleged nonpayment of more than $400,000 in attorney’s fees, is now facing a different lawsuit from her former assistant. The new suit alleges unpaid wages and a whole lot more — including claims that Love directed her assistant to hire a computer hacker and mail fake legal documents. Jessica Labrie, Love’s former assistant, claims that she routinely worked more than 60 hours per week without overtime pay, and that “harassment, …

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