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  • Company Ordered To Pay Double Damages For Interfering With Worker's Right To Take Leave
    Company Ordered To Pay Double Damages For Interfering With Worker's Right To Take Leave

    Under several circumstances federal law requires that your employer allow you to take approved leave. These include taking leave to care for a new baby or a family member with a serious health ...

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  • Pre-Eligibility Requests For Leave May Give Rise To Claims Of Retaliation in Pereda v. Brookdale Senior Living Cmtys. Inc.
    Pre-Eligibility Requests For Leave May Give Rise To Claims Of Retaliation in Pereda v. Brookdale Senior Living Cmtys. Inc.

    In the first case of its kind, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Alabama and Florida, considered what actions are considered protected by the Family and Medical ...

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  • Minimum Wage Violation Lawsuit Against Applebee's Proceeds To Trial
    Minimum Wage Violation Lawsuit Against Applebee's Proceeds To Trial

    A minimum wage violation lawsuit brought on behalf of 5,500 employees against Applebee’s restaurant will proceed to trial. Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit, Applebee’s employees ...

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  • Woman With Thoughts About Killing Her Supervisor Can Maintain Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination And Retaliation Claims Against Postal Service
    Woman With Thoughts About Killing Her Supervisor Can Maintain Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination And Retaliation Claims Against Postal Service

    A recent case out of the seventh circuit found that a woman who disclosed to her psychiatrist that she was having thoughts about killing her supervisor can proceed with race and sex discrimination ...

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  • Jury Awards Physician $7.6 Million In Retaliation Lawsuit
    Jury Awards Physician $7.6 Million In Retaliation Lawsuit

    Recently a federal jury awarded a pathologist a $7.6 million retaliation verdict. In Renta v. Cook County , a jury determined that a health agency had retaliated against a physician – Dr. Vivian Renta ...

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