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Forever 21 Worker Fired After She Tells Her Traumatic Story

Forever 21 Worker Fired After She Tells Her Traumatic Story

Companies usually have a tight muzzle on employees when it comes to talking to the press, and even fire workers for embarrassing them in the media. But a San Diego worker at Forever 21, the retail chain, didn't expect to lose her job when she told a local weekly her story of overcoming a life of drug addiction... Read More »

In 29 U.S. States, You Can Be Fired For Being Gay

In 29 U.S. States, You Can Be Fired For Being Gay

By Rebecca Baird-Remba There are 29 states in America where it's totally legal to fire workers just for being gay, but one lawmaker is trying to do something to change that. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace discrimination... Read More »

10 Great Things I Learned From Getting Fired

10 Great Things I Learned From Getting Fired

By Sallie Krawcheck There are some things worth being fired over. Sometimes your personal values don't mesh with the company's (regardless of what the company's "Values Statement" says). Back in 2008, at Smith Barney, we had sold supposedly low-risk investments to our clients. But instead of their value... Read More »

Security Guard Allegedly Fired For Blowing Whistle On Musicians' Drug Use

Security Guard Allegedly Fired For Blowing Whistle On Musicians' Drug Use

In California, it's legal to use marijuana for medical reasons, but smoking pot is still very much illegal in offices in that state. A security guard filed a lawsuit last week against Universal Music Publishing Group, claiming that it has been "infiltrated with pervasive drug use where you could smell marijuana... Read More »

Mom Fired For Selling Girl Scout Cookies At Work

Mom Fired For Selling Girl Scout Cookies At Work

Like many parents, Tracy Lewis wanted to support her daughter's sales of Girl Scout cookies. So Lewis set up a display of Thin Mints at a convenience store operated by Bon Appetit on the American University campus, where she worked in food services for 30 years. But then without warning, she claims, her boss... Read More »

Utah Employer, Terry Lee Forensics, Fires Workers Supporting Obama

Utah Employer, Terry Lee Forensics, Fires Workers Supporting Obama

After the president's reelection, a Las Vegas company laid off 22 employees, claiming it couldn't bear the burden of Obama's health care law. A Cedar City, Utah, employer also laid off two workers because of the law, and the boss claims that he chose the unfortunate souls because they voted for the guy... Read More »

Biggest Myths About The Right-To-Work Laws

Biggest Myths About The Right-To-Work Laws

If your employer threatens you with termination if you discuss forming or joining a union, you should report them to the NLRB. Read More »

Dumbest Employees Caught On Camera in 2012 [Video]

Dumbest Employees Caught On Camera in 2012 [Video]

Each year brings with it plenty of examples of employees caught doing dumb things while on the job, and 2012 was no exception. From the auto-dealership worker who was accused of faking her own kidnapping to the small-town clerk who stole $53 million from taxpayers to the teacher who allegedly ordered her... Read More »

8 Ways Employers Can Discriminate Against Workers -- Legally

8 Ways Employers Can Discriminate Against Workers -- Legally

Tthere are many forms of employment discrimination that are perfectly legal but may also have an illegal effect. Read More »

Can I Lose My Job Because Of Hurricane Sandy?

Can I Lose My Job Because Of Hurricane Sandy?

If your workplace is closed or destroyed due to a natural disaster, get in touch with your supervisor to find out what is happening and any plans to reopen. Read More »

Hotel Worker Compliments Jennifer Aniston -- And Gets Fired

Hotel Worker Compliments Jennifer Aniston -- And Gets Fired

A now ex-employee of a Santa Fe, N.M., resort claims that he was fired for complimenting Jennifer Aniston. The shuttle bus driver told a group of guests that the 43-year-old celebrity was "very sweet and much more petite than I thought," reports TMZ, but when hotel management got wind of his praises,... Read More »

Why Walmart Won't Fire Striking Workers -- And What That Means For You

Why Walmart Won't Fire Striking Workers -- And What That Means For You

You might have heard that non-union workers at Walmarts around the country have been striking. One of the workers' demands is to stop management retaliation against employees who speak up, and in at least one case, Walmart workers went back to work after their employer agreed to many of their demands. But most... Read More »

Sports Reporter Will Buxton Fired Over Twitter

Sports Reporter Will Buxton Fired Over Twitter

Sports writer Ted Pedulla was outraged in May when Gannett Newspapers fired him over the phone from the job he'd held for 31 years. Now another sports reporter seems to have been ungraciously terminated, but this time without even the courtesy of a phone call. He claims he found out over Twitter. Will Buxton... Read More »

Stockbroker Joseph Tarnofsky Learns Carrying Debt Is A Career Killer

Stockbroker Joseph Tarnofsky Learns Carrying Debt Is A Career Killer

By Jill Krasny Slacking off isn't the only way to kiss your job goodbye. Carrying around boatloads of debt can do it too, as one stockbroker learned the hard way. Lawyer and Forbes.com blogger Bill Singer writes about Joseph Tarnofsky (pictured above), who never told his bosses (or the Financial Industry... Read More »

Wells Fargo Fires Worker, Richard Eggers, Over Laundromat Incident From 1963

Wells Fargo Fires Worker, Richard Eggers, Over Laundromat Incident From 1963

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has fired a Des Moines worker over a 1963 incident at a laundromat, involving a fake dime, in the wake of new employment guidelines. Richard Eggers, 68, was fired in July from his job as a customer service representative for putting a cardboard cutout of a dime in... Read More »

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

Q: I am a medical technologist with 10 plus years experience working in a hospital laboratory. I was terminated two years ago and have not been able to land a job with any hospital in my area. I complete applications honestly admitting to being terminated. I feel this has been a HUGE red flag; I am feeling... Read More »

Late To Work? These Excuses Could Get You Fired

Late To Work? These Excuses Could Get You Fired

Michelle Edwards says she called in one hour late to work, telling her boss she needed to care for her mother, recovering from surgery. But the boss' response was that she was already fired for "no call, no show," according to the lawsuit Edwards filed against her employer, Advanced Temporaries Inc. Read More »

Job Security Doesn't Exist: 5 Ways To Thrive Anyway

Job Security Doesn't Exist: 5 Ways To Thrive Anyway

By Heather Huhman In today's world, everyone is a temporary worker. Even if you're an executive at a well-established company, your job could be temporary. Working for yourself? There's no telling how long your business might last. Particularly in a down economy and a tight job market, it's important to... Read More »

Police Officer Susan Graziosi, Fired For Facebook Criticism, Sues

Police Officer Susan Graziosi, Fired For Facebook Criticism, Sues

It's customary that when a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the city sends a representative to the funeral. But when former Sgt. Susan Graziosi posted a complaint on her Facebook page, chiding the mayor for not sending someone to services for an officer from Pearl, Miss. Graziosi was fired,... Read More »

Exec Tells Off Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

Exec Tells Off Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

By Kim Bhasin Adam Smith, a CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, caused quite a stir this week when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube. Smith berates the worker about her company in the video, which was initially titled "Reduce... Read More »

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