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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Snowden Twists in the Wind as Government Attacks Whistleblowers

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s whereabouts remain in limbo, stalled while he tries to find a country to accept and protect him. Snowden applied for asylum from Russia this week while holed up in the Moscow airport, after Ecuadorian officials hemmed and hawed over whether to provide him a temporary travel document. He reportedly has applied for asylum in nearly 20 other countries as well. Snowden had initially fled to Hong Kong before moving on to Russia, after leaking documents demonstrating …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Adds Obstacles to Employee Retaliation Claims

Workers who bring retaliation claims against their employers must show that they would not have faced any adverse employment action if not for bringing a protected civil rights complaint, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The employee must show that their complaint was the reason for their demotion or termination, not just one reason among others, the court decided in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar. “Title VII retaliation claims must be proved according to traditional principles of but-for …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Sheriff Joe Costs Maricopa County Another $1.4M in Lawsuits

An Arizona developer has settled a lawsuit against Maricopa Country, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas for $1.4 million. Conley Wolfswinkel had filed suit after his office was publicly ransacked by Arpaio’s henchmen as part of a politically motivated and ultimately unfounded investigation against the Sheriff’s enemies. Corruption investigations that Arpaio and Thomas launched against their political foes in 2008 and 2009 have cost the county $4.2 million and counting in lawsuit settlements. Arpaio’s deputies raided Wolfswinkel’s …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
‘Loss Prevention’ Isn’t About Saving Your Job

Things can change fast at your job, but one thing hasn’t changed much over the years: employers’ use of “loss prevention” strategies to monitor, prevent, and punish internal theft and fraud. If your employer’s loss prevention department or rep comes knocking, there are some time-tested ways for employees to respond.   Not Your Friend “If you are called into a meeting with loss prevention, that’s a meeting where you need to be very aware that you are being accused of …

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Coyote Ugly Sued for Retaliating Against Employees via Social Media

A federal court in Tennessee has refused to dismiss lawsuits against the owner and operator of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, where employees say tips are pooled illegally and they were retaliated against for suing over it. The retaliation suit came long after the original tip-pooling case was filed.   Budding Buddhism: Bad Topic for the Blog Bartenders at the Nashville and San Antonio locations of the saloon, which is known for its bartenders’ and female customers’ dancing on the bar, …

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