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McDonald's Worker Fired After Giving Homeless Man A Hamburger

McDonald's Worker Fired After Giving Homeless Man A Hamburger

McDonald's franchise owner denies Leobardo Meza was fired for activism

A McDonald's worker in San Diego has been fired. And activists are saying it's because he gave a homeless man a hamburger. Read More »

Abercrombie Illegally Fired Muslim Teen For Wearing Head Scarf, Judge Rules

Abercrombie Illegally Fired Muslim Teen For Wearing Head Scarf, Judge Rules

It's just the latest slap to the retailer over its "Look Policy."

A judge ruled that Abercrombie discriminated against the Muslim teen when she was fired for wearing a head scarf on the job. Read More »

Walmart Manager Fired For Anti-Muslim Rant On Facebook

Walmart Manager Fired For Anti-Muslim Rant On Facebook

The manager said it was a joke, made in his off hours.

The manager said it was a joke, made in his off hours. Read More »

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal. There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »

NLRB to Release Guidelines On Facebook Firings

NLRB to Release Guidelines On Facebook Firings

Is there still any doubt that you can't get away with slamming your boss on Facebook? The absence of face-to-face interaction on the social network has tricked many a user to post about whatever they wish on any number of topics, including frustrations stemming from the workplace. It's a lot easier to zing... Read More »

If Medical Marijuana Is Legal, Why Are Employees Getting Fired for Using It?

If Medical Marijuana Is Legal, Why Are Employees Getting Fired for Using It?

Following a state Supreme Court ruling earlier this month, workers in the state of Washington who use medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea and other medical conditions can be legally fired should they fail a company mandated drug test. The ruling is the third of its kind in recent years testing whether... Read More »

U.S. Sues Starbucks for Firing Dwarf From Barista Job

U.S. Sues Starbucks for Firing Dwarf From Barista Job

The government is suing Starbucks Coffee Company for firing a barista in El Paso because she is a dwarf. When the employee asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job, Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day, claiming that she could be a danger to customers and workers,... Read More »

True Tales: Fired by E-mail

True Tales: Fired by E-mail

Breaking up has always been hard to do. It's emotional and the whole thing can be awkward. (Umm, so you're wearing my sweatshirt -- do you mind if I get that back?) Which is why, since the dawn of the Internet, people have been dumping each other via e-mail. Although it's considered to be the most impersonal and... Read More »

TSA Employee Punished for Powder Prank

TSA Employee Punished for Powder Prank

Today in the actually-deserves-to-be-fired department we have the TSA screener who stopped Rebecca Solomon, a 22-year-old University of Michigan student, as she was going through security in Philadelphia and plucked a baggie of white powder from her computer case. Hey, we all know flying can be stressful. But... Read More »

UPS cutting 1,800 jobs in US, raising outlook

UPS cutting 1,800 jobs in US, raising outlook

AP ATLANTA -UPS said Friday it will cut 1,800 management and administrative positions to streamline its U.S. small package segment. The world's largest package delivery company also raised its profit forecast for the fourth-quarter that ended in December, citing improving operations and cost cuts. About... Read More »

Unemployment Stinks. Here's What You Can Do About It

Unemployment Stinks. Here's What You Can Do About It

A recent New York Times/CBS News poll of unemployed adults pretty much confirms what we already knew: Unemployment stinks. Bad. It can lead to emotional havoc, mental (and physical) health issues, relationship difficulties, poverty and foreclosures, even financial ruin. But what the poll doesn't... Read More »

Foul Game: Fired For Playing Fantasy Football

Foul Game: Fired For Playing Fantasy Football

flickr.com Talk about a bad call! There's a job opening at a major investment firm in Texas because the last guy was sacked - for playing fantasy football at work. According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a "relationship manager" at a Fidelity Investments regional office was recently let go from... Read More »

Top 9 Companies With The Best Job Security

Top 9 Companies With The Best Job Security

By Michael Kling With unemployment just over 10%, job security is one of the top desires of employees today. Along with good pay and benefits, people want to find a company that's not going to give them a pink slip any time soon. Here's a group of companies that earn high marks in that regard. Nine companies... Read More »

Home Depot fires cashier over 'God' button

Home Depot fires cashier over 'God' button

A former cashier for The Home Depot who has been wearing a "One nation under God" button on his work apron for more than a year has been fired, he says because of the religious reference. The company claims that expressing such personal beliefs is simply not allowed. "I've worn it for well over a year and I... Read More »

Doctors and Nurses Suspended for Playing Facebook 'Lying Down Game'

Doctors and Nurses Suspended for Playing Facebook 'Lying Down Game'

Trying to get fired? Here's another brilliant idea brought to you by the good doctors and nurses at Great Western Hospital in the U.K. According to the Metro.co.uk, seven doctors and nurses were suspended after bosses caught them posting photographs of themselves on the Internet lying down on resuscitation... Read More »

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