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Borgata Babes Lose Sex Discrimination Suit Against Casino

A New Jersey judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a group of casino cocktail waitresses who sued their employer for gender discrimination based on harassment about their weight and appearance. Under their contracts, they could not gain more than 7 percent body weight – one dress size – and could be suspended if they did.   Expanding Eye Candy The women were reportedly hired as “Borgata Babes” – scantily-clad cocktail waitresses at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime gun rights Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Your View on Alabama’s Guns in the Parking Lot Law [Poll]

As of Aug. 1, Alabama’s new gun law went into effect. It allows people who have concealed carry weapons permits to keep pistols locked in their cars at work, even if the employer has a policy forbidding employees from bringing their guns to work. People with hunting licenses can keep unloaded rifles and shotguns locked in their vehicles at work during hunting season. The firearms must be stored out of sight. Supporters of the law say it helps secure Second …

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Posted 12 months ago in Your Job & The Law Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Obamacare Birth Control Mandate May Go to Supreme Court

Setting up a circuit split, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 26 ruled that a for-profit company does not have the religious freedom to deny its employees contraceptive benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).    Corporate Form: Can’t Have It All The owners of Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation sued the federal government over PPACA’s mandate that employers provide workers with preventative benefits including emergency contraception like the morning-after pill. Norman Hahn and …

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Is Your Employer Watching You While You Watch Porn at Work?

One of the less-publicized allegations in the lawsuit against food empress Paula Deen is that the proliferation of porn in the back office created a hostile work environment for employees of her restaurant. Lisa Jackson, a former manager of a restaurant owned by Deen and operated by Deen’s brother Bubba Hiers, claimed in her lawsuit that Bubba was an enthusiastic consumer of porn on the job, and that an email address that Jackson shared with him often received porn (from …

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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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