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  • Threats To Close Friend May Constitute Retaliation in Ali v. District of Columbia
    Threats To Close Friend May Constitute Retaliation in Ali v. District of Columbia

    In a recent case interpreting just what constitutes actionable retaliation as set forth in Thompson v. North am. Stainless LP, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that ...

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  • Minimum Wage Lawsuit Filed Against ZipRealty
    Minimum Wage Lawsuit Filed Against ZipRealty

    The LA times reveals that the California labor commissioner has sued ZipRealty for nearly $18 million in a minimum wage case . At issue, the failure of the company to pay minimum wages and overtime ...

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  • Worker Called
    Worker Called "Pops" And "Old Man" Entitled To Bring An Age Discrimination Case In Dediol v. Best Chevrolet, Inc.

    A recent case out of the Fifth Circuit, Dediol v. Best Chevrolet, Inc . , examined whether a man who endured persistent abusive remarks about his age and his religious beliefs may bring a claim under ...

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  • 6th Circuit Determines Volunteers May Be Considered Employees In Bryson v. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dep't Inc.
    6th Circuit Determines Volunteers May Be Considered Employees In Bryson v. Middlefield Volunteer Fire Dep't Inc.

    Nearly 50 years ago Congress passed federal law prohibiting employment discrimination . Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees, former employees and ...

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  • Man With Schizophrenia Can Bring
    Man With Schizophrenia Can Bring "Regarded As" Claim

    Many times work place biases influence how we are treated at work. Fortunately, congress has enacted laws to protect us from many forms of employment discrimination . One of these laws is the ...

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