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Posted 12 months ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Target Facing Lawsuit for Racist Management Instructions

Retail giant Target is facing a discrimination lawsuit over conditions at one of its warehouses in California. Three Hispanic former employees in Yolo County claim that they were regularly harassed and discriminated against by their nearly all-white management team. Supervisors at the warehouse used language like “Only a ‘wetback’ can work this hard,” “You got to be Mexican to work like this,” and “What the hell, I’m already sweating like a Mexican,” according to the complaint. The lawsuit includes a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Court Expands Discrimination Protections, Limits Whistleblowers

The New Jersey Supreme Court on July 17 clarified the scope of two important state employment laws, one dealing with reporting discrimination and the other with whistleblowing for fraud.   Sex and Money Michael Battaglia had worked at UPS for many years when he suffered the unfortunate circumstance of moving away to accept a promotion, getting ill, and then moving back to New Jersey, thus becoming the subordinate of a man he had once managed and whom he had disciplined …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Miss. ‘Gentlemen’s Club’ Settles Dancers’ Discrimination Suit

A gentleman’s club in Mississippi agreed to pay $50,000 and take corrective actions to settle a race discrimination lawsuit over the treatment of its dancers. The suit, brought by the EEOC against Danny’s Cabaret in Jackson, claimed that the club gave black dancers “less advantageous terms and conditions of employment than white entertainers, including openly segregated work schedules.” The complaint also alleged that the black workers were retaliated against for opening an initial EEOC inquiry. After one of the women …

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Newsbreak: Credit Checks Can Cost You a Job [Video]

  Did you know when a company is considering hiring you, they will likely make a decision based on your credit record? Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine provides today’s Newsbreak, with information on your legal rights rights as to your credit record, when you’re interviewing for a job. Pre-employment credit checks make sense if the job involves handling cash or company secrets. But in many cases it’s just companies snooping because they can. More than half of all employers conduct credit …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Using Synthetic Urine for Drug Test Can Get You Fired

Drug users who are tempted to try using synthetic urine – typically sold in head shops or on the Internet as a “novelty item” – to pass drug tests given by the criminal justice system or by employers, beware: Not only will you likely fail the test; possessing such a substance is a crime in many states, and you can easily lose your job if you’re caught with it.   Because Everyone Knows Pee Is Funny Drug tests are given …

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