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May 2012 Archives

NFL involved in wage dispute

Despite what occurred during the 2011 season, professional football has meant a great deal to people in the Indianapolis area for close to two decades. Yet continued labor disputes between the NFL and the player's union threaten to bring the game to a halt.

Female farm workers and sexual harassment

Female farm workers in states like Indiana have complained about sexual harassment and even assault on the job. The reason why such harassment may be so prevalent is because many of the farm workers are immigrant, and due to their immigration status they may fear calling the authorities.

Indiana below average when it comes to equity in women's pay

Indiana women make 74 cents to every dollar that men make on average. Black women make 62 cents for every dollar that men make, and Latino women make 54 cents per every dollar. The circumstances really are not much better nationwide as women overall make 77 cents for every dollar across the country.

Domestic violence and wrongful termination

In Indiana, an employee who is a victim of spousal abuse can also be fired from their job if the employer is alerted to the employee's personal situation. Though this may seem like wrongful termination of employment, employers will use the excuse that they need to protect their other employees under such difficult circumstances.

Attorney fired for filing ethics complaint

Lawsuits involving wrongful termination from a position come in all manner of forms. Such lawsuits even can involve lawyers suing the law firm for which they worked as was shown by a lawyer being purportedly fired for filing an ethics complaint.

Wal-Mart settles wage and hour dispute

Wal-Mart, whose stores can be found all over the Indianapolis area, has been ordered to pay more than $4.8 million in back wages to its workers nationwide. It had been found in the wage and hour claims that Wal-Mart was in violation of various overtime provisions that are a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Muslim woman wins hostile work environment case

AT&T, whose offices are located in Indiana and across the United States, had been sued by a Muslim woman in what can only be described as a hostile work environment matter. The harassment finally went too far when the woman's supervisor purportedly snatched her head scarf off and exposed her hair.

Reproductive versus religious rights concerning employment

A matter involving various employment disputes is brewing in Indiana over the firing of a teacher from a Roman Catholic School. The teacher fired alleges that she was let go due to her use of in vitro fertilization to get pregnant. The lawsuit could involve conflicting concerns regarding reproductive rights and religious liberty.

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