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May 2015 Archives

Workplace disability discrimination is grounds for legal claim

A disability can understandably be difficult to cope with both emotionally and physically. Unfortunately, some people with disabilities in Indiana face workplace discrimination, which is like adding salt to the wound. People who face workplace disability discrimination, fortunately, have the right to seek justice through the legal system.

Adequate proof required in age discrimination case

With age comes wisdom or at least that is what the old adage claims. However, with age also comes a higher chance of being discriminated against in the workplace in Indiana and other states. Statistics show that the number of individuals who believe they have faced age discrimination has increased in recent years.

Woman files wrongful termination suit against hospital

Sometimes when people in Indiana try to do the right thing by speaking up about a wrong being committed at their workplace, their actions may backfire on them. For example, these individuals can end up being punished or even terminated. One former hospital employee recently faced this type of scenario in a recent out-of-state case and has thus filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her employer.

Why you should hire a wrongful discharge attorney

When anyone is let go from their job, they have the option to fight their termination. In cases where a person may feel they have been wrongfully discharged, also known as wrongful termination, this may be more likely to occur. Although your employer may feel they had grounds to fire you, there are many reasons terminating an employee is illegal. If you or anyone in the state of Indiana feels they have been wrongfully terminated, the Employment Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC is available to assist you.

Discrimination complaint: what does the filing process involve?

Discrimination is a serious offense, so for anyone who experiences it, filing a complaint can help put a stop to this illegal behavior. Like many states, Indiana has laws in place to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. Whether you have been personally discriminated against or are acting as a whistleblower, you have the right to complain about an employer discriminating against you, a fellow employee or applicant.

Woman claims sexual harassment by mayor

Sexual harassment can cause an individual to feel taken advantage of in the workplace, but he or she has the right to take legal action against the harasser. In a recent outside the state of Indiana, a woman who previously worked for a water replenishment district decided to sue a city mayor for sexual harassment. She claimed that the male mayor harassed her while they were on a business trip together.

Lawsuit involving sexual harassment in the workplace settled

Being a victim of sexual harassment in Indiana can be demeaning for a worker. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for supervisors to abuse their power by sexually harassing their subordinates. Three women in one out-of-state case claimed that they experienced sexual harassment in the workplace at a Red Lobster restaurant and thus filed a lawsuit, which was recently settled for $160,000.

Woman claims gender discrimination, retaliation at college

When a person in Indiana is terminated on the basis of his or her race or sex, for example, the individual may naturally feel violated and may seek justice. One woman in another state allegedly faced this situation recently and has filed a civil suit against the higher education institution from which she was terminated. In her suit, she claimed that the college engaged in national origin and gender discrimination as well as retaliation.

When to seek the assistance of an employer retaliation attorney

When you are at your place of employment, you should feel safe at all times. In those moments that you don't, you have the right to report any illegal or unsafe activities, such as discrimination, to your superiors. While this type of behavior shouldn't be tolerated, some employers believe that employees who complain about these activities should be retaliated against.

Red Lobster settles EEOC action

Red Lobster has restaurants across the United States, including Indiana and the Indianapolis area, so readers may be interested in the outcome of a recent suit brought against the company by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The company, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, was charged for activities that were alleged to have happened at a restaurant in Salisbury, Maryland.

Appeals court upholds verdict in sexual harassment case

Indiana employees may be interested to learn that on April 25, it was reported that a federal appeals court upheld a $1.5 million verdict against a company for sexual harassment and retaliation. The situation reported occurred at a Memphis warehouse. According to the lawsuit, the company, New Breed Logistics, a supervisor sexually harassed three female workers. The supervisor in question reportedly retaliated against both the female employees and a male employee who was supporting the women in their complaints.

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