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Don’t Sign Away Discrimination Claims to Get Severance Pay

Trinity Health Corporation on Dec. 20 settled charges brought by the EEOC over the employer’s alleged policy of denying or delaying severance to employees who file discrimination charges after leaving their jobs. In general, employers cannot punish employees who exercise their right to file discrimination charges with the EEOC – it violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which defines unlawful employment practices. But Becky Thompson’s case is not as simple as it sounds, according to employment …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Dillard’s to Pay $2 Million for Demanding Health Details

Has your employer ever asked you exactly what’s keeping you home sick? If so, it may be violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC announced on Dec. 18 that it has settled for $2 million a case against Dillard’s Department Stores that was based on a companywide policy that for employees’ absences to be excused, they had to disclose confidential health information – in violation of the ADA, according to the EEOC.   Expensive Outdated Policies Dillard’s fired Corina …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Hobby Lobby Can’t Avoid Health Care Mandate

Following a federal appeals court ruling that Hobby Lobby can’t delay complying with the contraception mandate in the “Obamacare” legislation, the company’s Christian owners say they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in November denied Lobby owner David Green’s attempt to skirt the mandate, which goes into effect January 1, 2013, based on his argument that it violates his religious freedom. On Dec. 21, the court said no to Green’s request to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Philly City Employee Alleges Whistleblower Retaliation

A former Philadelphia city employee is alleging that he was fired from his job at the Controller’s Office for refusing to participate in a cover-up of misused city money. Rafael Kaplan was a recently-hired auditor who was reviewing a city bond program in the fall of 2011. During the audit, he discovered that $2.2 million had been spent on back taxes and other bills by a cultural institution called the New Freedom Theatre, when the enabling legislation indicated that the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Getting Paid in the Wake of a Disaster Hurricane Sandy not only damaged the lives of many people in the Northeast, it also wreaked havoc with their jobs. Countless workers found themselves without a paycheck. When natural disaster strikes, is your employer still obligated to pay your salary? Find Out More…   Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban A federal court in November threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions. It’s the latest volley in the …

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