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Social Service Agency Fires $9/Hour Worker For Not Buying A New Car

Social Service Agency Fires $9/Hour Worker For Not Buying A New Car

The employer called it "willful misconduct." A court disagreed.

The employer called it "willful misconduct." A court disagreed. Read More »

Rookie Cop Reportedly Berated, Called 'A Rat' For Arresting Off-Duty Officer

Rookie Cop Reportedly Berated, Called 'A Rat' For Arresting Off-Duty Officer

Toronto police officer Andrew Vanderburgh felt he was doing the right thing more than two years ago when he arrested an off-duty fellow officer for drunk driving. But after the Nov. 28, 2009 arrest, Vanderburgh was "harassed and berated" by fellow officers for seemingly violating an unwritten code among... Read More »

Texas Restaurant Owner Appeals $5,000 Fine For Starting Gay Rumor

Texas Restaurant Owner Appeals $5,000 Fine For Starting Gay Rumor

A Texas restaurateur is asking the state Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that let stand a $5,000 fine levied against her for publicly humiliating a loyal customer after she repeatedly questioned his sexuality and asserted that he was gay on numerous occasions. Phong Van Meter, owner of Frank's... Read More »

Florida Law Enforcement Employees Paid To Get Drunk

Florida Law Enforcement Employees Paid To Get Drunk

It's rare for employers to allow workers to drink alcohol on the job. But in Florida, state employees not only imbibed while on the clock -- they got drunk and were paid to do it. The incident, reported by the Sarasota Herald Tribune earlier this week, was part of a "study" that the Florida Department of Law... Read More »

Chicago Secretary Fired For Working During Lunch Wins Court Battle

Chicago Secretary Fired For Working During Lunch Wins Court Battle

A Chicago woman fired for working through her lunch break has won her legal battle to collect the unemployment benefits denied her by her former employer. The aggrieved employee, Sharon Smiley (pictured at left), succeeded in her effort despite a lack of legal help. None of the attorneys from whom Smiley... Read More »

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

More than three dozen immigrant workers have filed suit in federal court alleging that they were defrauded and exploited by more than a dozen companies and individuals involved in recruiting and employing workers in the U.S. hospitality industry. According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the... Read More »

Former Marine Walter Ciaran Marsh Accused Of Killing Boss Over Bad References

Former Marine Walter Ciaran Marsh Accused Of Killing Boss Over Bad References

A former U.S. Marine is standing trial in Australia on charges of murdering his boss by stabbing her and slitting her throat in retaliation for bad employment references. Read More »

T.G.I. Friday's Server Gets 6 Days in Jail for Courtroom 'Gesture' [Video]

T.G.I. Friday's Server Gets 6 Days in Jail for Courtroom 'Gesture' [Video]

Anyone who's ever spent time in court knows what a sometimes long, boring and frustrating experiencing it can be -- and that's never been so true as in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which has been ongoing in an Orlando, Fla., courtroom since May 9 and is now on indefinite recess. Apparently one member of... Read More »

Are Text Messages Sent From Your Work Phone Private?

Are Text Messages Sent From Your Work Phone Private?

How would you feel if your boss received a copy of every text message you sent from your work-issued cell phone? It might make you think twice before hitting that send button. It's an issue with such huge implications that the Supreme Court recently announced it will hear a case on the topic. It stems from a... Read More »

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