We'd like to think that the people who would be most sensitive to disabilities would be the people who diagnose them. Doctors and medical professionals alike are often times the people we suspect the least to be discriminatory against people with disabilities, but sometimes this isn't always the case, and these are the times when litigation is necessary.
It's been almost a year since the 16 hotel workers in Indianapolis filed a class action against the city's hotels and the hotel staffing company, Hospitality Staffing Solutions, for failing to pay them for time worked. It's been a long time coming, but they were finally awarded good news this month when their employer agreed to a settlement deal.
It's a headline that sounds too controversial to be true, but for stunned residents in Iowa, the truth really is stranger than fiction after the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of a boss who allegedly fired his 32-year-old dental assistant for being too attractive.
Bloggers for the Huffington Post received a heavy blow this month when a circuit court judge rejected their appeal to restore their lawsuit against AOL Inc. for the $105 million in services they provided to The Huffington Post but were not paid for when the company was sold to AOL Inc.
About forty to fifty years ago, it was no secret that women were making less money than their male counterparts. But when the Equal Pay Act of 1963 came into existence, it was generally accepted that this was all going to change. Now, in the 21st Century, many people in Indiana and beyond would be surprised to discover that women are still being paid less than men in similar positions.
A case out of Huntsville, Alabama reminds people here in Indiana that wrongful termination can happen anywhere but also shows that you have the right to fight back against an employer who you feel has violated your employment rights.
MTV's show 'The Jersey Shore' has made quite a reputation for itself in the past few years; so have its cast members though, many of whom are now using their new found celebrity to make more of a name for themselves.
At the end of September 2011, approximately 20 women along with their manager, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against their regional manager who they say repeatedly subjected them to offensive unwanted sexual comments, innuendos and physical touching. The women claimed that after reporting the incidents through the chain of command, they were retaliated against through discipline or even discharge.
A case out of West Virginia has many people here in Indiana thinking about our own employment laws and how some companies still seem to ignore them especially when it comes to cases of discrimination and wrongful termination.