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July 2012 Archives

Pregnancy and caregiving discrimination

In a recent meeting, the EEOC stated that is will aggressively pursue complaints of discrimination against pregnant women and caregivers. Indiana individuals will be happy to know that this applies not only to current employees, but job applicants as well.

Wrongful termination and a professional's reputation

Employers can fire at will employees for almost any reason; however, there are certain situations where they cannot. Employers in Indiana cannot fire employees for discriminatory reasons or in retaliation against the employee. When employees are fired for these reasons, a wrongful dismissal has taken place.

CIA will no longer tolerate sexual harassment

Employment disputes can happen in any industry, even the most prestigious. Indiana employees experiencing unwelcome sexual advances or a hostile work environment due to their gender might be interested to learn alarming details regarding the U.S. government's most secretive agency. Sources say that there is a current initiative to crack down on sexual harassment.

Clothing store accused of race discrimination

If you follow this blog regularly, you know that racial discrimination is illegal in the workplace. If the behavior is suspected, it can cause employees to file civil actions against an employer in Indiana. If the employees believe the behavior is widespread and systematic, they can move to have the employment litigation transformed into a class action suit. This is the case with employees of Wet Seal, a clothing store, who have recently filed a class action case against the company.

Police officer files racial discrimination suit

As Indiana employees know, virtually all workplaces have policies in place to prevent discrimination. However, such efforts are not always sufficient enough to deter acts of discrimination from taking place. In the realm of racial discrimination, most Americans might agree that our nation has come a long way toward treating employees equally, regardless of their racial or ethnic background. However, one recent case suggests that racial discrimination is still alive and well in our society, even within the very institutions that we rely upon to promote justice and uphold the law.

Wrongful termination: Man fired after attempting to save a life

What if you lost your job because you tried to save someone's life? Many Indiana residents cannot imagine such a thing. That was an unfortunate reality for a beach lifeguard who was fired for leaving his "zone." Wrongful termination of employment may have been the case for this man who was simply trying to do what he was trained to do.

Olive Garden faces age discrimination suit

As many Indiana residents know, the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants because of their age. Despite the protections of the ADEA, many workers over the age of 40 complain of receiving less favorable treatment from an employer or potential employer because of their age.

BP works toward eliminating discriminatory employment practices

Nothing is better than observing an employer that proactively works toward eliminating discriminatory practices in the workplace. If a company has had a history of employment discrimination, the best thing that the business can do is work on a positive, discriminatory-free future. That was the case in a recent story, which dates back to 2010.

Hearing impaired employee wins discrimination suit

Indiana individuals who have faced discrimination in the workplace because of a disability will be interested to learn about a New Mexico business that recently settled a $20,000 lawsuit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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