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October 2015 Archives

Sexual harassment suit filed by two women settled

When people are sexually harassed in Indiana or elsewhere, they understandably feel violated. This type of illegal behavior is grounds to pursue a sexual harassment claim. In one out-of-state case, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by two women was recently settled.

Don't allow your employer to terminate you for taking leave

You never really know when an illness will occur, but when it does, you should be able to take off work without having to worry about being fired for doing so. Many people have employers who are understanding when a personal or family illness occurs, but others are not so lucky and have employers who get angry when they have to miss work for any reason. It is understandable that employers like to have their employees present so they can do the job they were hired for, but since they are ill or need to take care of a loved one, employers should be considerate of this instead of retaliating against them.

Research shows that age discrimination is prevalent

Research shows that age discrimination is prevalent in the United States, including in Indiana. Age discrimination is a real problem even though there are laws in place prohibiting it. Research also shows that the older a person is, the more discrimination he or she will likely face, and older women are especially targeted.

What acts constitute sex discrimination in the workplace?

No matter where people work, their employer should always be respectful and treat them equally. Although this expectation of fair treatment is something that all employers should meet, many of them fail to do so. Over the years, many employees have experienced some form of employment discrimination while at work. It is true that people have been discriminated against due to their race and age, but they have also been treated unfairly because of their gender.

Wrongful termination lawsuit filed against hospital settled

When people are wrongfully terminated in Indiana, this can negatively impact their careers and quality of life long term. One woman in a different state said she was wrongfully terminated from a hospital a couple of years ago. It was recently determined that the woman, a former executive, would receive $600,000 to settle her wrongful termination lawsuit.

Dental office sued for sexual harassment

Many sexual harassment situations in the workplace in Indiana involve hostile environments, which employers are legally obligated to prevent. In one recent out-of-state case, a group of both former and current employees at a dental office have decided to file a claim against the practice for allowing its female employees to be sexually harassed. They described the office as being a playground for sexual harassment.

Woman awarded $600,000 settlement in wrongful termination case

People are let go from their jobs every day in the United States. With many states allowing employers to dismiss employees at any time for any reason, it makes sense that there are thousands who are left without a job because of a decision their employer may have made for any random reason. In some cases, an employer's choice to terminate an employee is wrong and leads to a wrongful termination claim being filed against them.

Man files workplace disability discrimination suit against hotel

An employer cannot legally mistreat an employee in Indiana simply because he or she has a disability. One man in another state said he recently experienced this and ended up being fired by his company. He has thus filed a workplace disability discrimination and retaliatory discharge suit against the company.

Activities that employees can engage in that are protected by law

There are many employees around the United States who have experienced unfair treatment from their employers. People find many reasons to treat their employees differently, but in many cases they are retaliating against them. What they may not know or care to take into consideration is that this is illegal.  There are laws that protect employees from being retaliation. The two activities that employees can engage in that are protected by law include reporting employers for committing illegal acts and being a participant in an investigation against their employer.

Woman sues employer, alleging age and race discrimination

It is unlawful for companies in Indiana to discriminate against certain workers on the basis of protected factors such as race or age. This, however, allegedly occurred in a recent out-of-state case. In this case, a radio reporter has sued her station's parent company, claiming she was the victim of age and race discrimination.

Gender discrimination suit filed against Microsoft

Sometimes businesses around the United States, including in Indiana, treat certain employees differently on the basis of gender. One woman in a recent out-of-state case said her former employer, Microsoft, engaged in gender discrimination while she was working at the company. She has since filed a gender discrimination class action suit against the business.

Sexual harassment suit filed against janitorial company

Sexual harassment remains a real problem in workplaces in Indiana and other states and is grounds for litigation, as it is illegal. One woman in another state recently accused a business of permitting workplace sexual harassment. The allegations come after the worker said the company retaliated against her when she refused her boss's sexual advances and reported them.

Report your employer if you are terminated illegally

Employers are always expected to adhere to the law and follow the rules. When they fail to follow the law, employees have the right to report their employers for this misconduct and not face any consequences for doing so. Even though employees are doing the right thing by informing authorities of what their employer may have been up to, they may face a lot of difficulties at work should their employer find out who it was that reported them.

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