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Workers Sue When Employers Retaliate It’s bad enough when workers are forced to file a harassment or discrimination claim against an employer. But some employers make it worse by badgering workers who complain. Workers who suffer the consequences for filing claims against their employers can also sue for retaliation — and not only get their jobs back, but also get back pay and punitive damages. Find Out More…   Talking Politics at Work Can Get You Fired Political disagreements can …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Workers Sue when Employers Retaliate

It’s bad enough when workers are forced to file a harassment or discrimination claim against an employer. But some employers make it worse by badgering workers who complain. Workers who suffer the consequences for filing claims against their employers can also sue for retaliation – and not only get their jobs back but also back pay and punitive damages. Retaliation by employers was at an all-time high in 2011, according to statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Lawsuit Puts Indiana’s Take Your Gun to Work Law Under Scrutiny

First came take your kid to work day; then it was take your dog to work day. Now it’s time for take your gun to work day – at least in Indiana, where a controversial state law that allows employees to keep guns in their cars and prohibits employers from asking about them is now being tested by a lawsuit. Thomas Jordan, a security guard for Camby, Ind.-based ADM Enforcement, in July showed co-workers the AR-15 rifle he had in …

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Posted 3 years ago in Labor and Employment by Anne Gallagher  
Patient Receives $65 Million in Punitive Damages Following Hospital Assault

A 34-year old California woman received one of the largest punitive damages awards ever – $65 million – after a jury ruled in her favor in the sexual harassment suit she brought against Encino-Tarzana Regional Hospital, alleging a sexual abuse incident while she was in the hospital.  After only about an hour of deliberations, the jury ruled in favor of Courtney Rosenberg and against the hospital, agreeing that she was abused by a male nursing assistant who had been previously reported …

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Posted 3 years ago in Elder Law by Keith Ecker  
Court Hands Big Win to Florida Nursing Home Residents

Two recent Florida Supreme Court decisions have resulted in major gains for nursing home residents and their families. Both Shotts v. OP Winter Haven and Gessa v. Manor Care of Florida struck down a segment of nursing home arbitration clauses that put in place damage caps that fell below what is legally recoverable in state court. Legal experts say that the rulings may help deter nursing homes in other states from imposing similar damage caps on residents and their families. …

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