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N.Y. Man Claims Boss Fired Him For His Weight: 'You Got So Fat!'

N.Y. Man Claims Boss Fired Him For His Weight: 'You Got So Fat!'

A Brooklyn man has sued his former employer for firing him because of his weight, court documents show. A lawsuit, filed June 19 in the Kings County Supreme Court, maintains that Jerry Greenberg, the owner of the art framing store Frame it in Brooklyn Inc., withdrew an offer of employment to Seth Bogdanove... Read More »

McDonald's Sued Over Paying Workers With Fee-Laden Debit Cards

McDonald's Sued Over Paying Workers With Fee-Laden Debit Cards

In a handful of cities, some fast-food workers have protested in recent months, agitating... Read More »

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

John Schultz, The Quad City Times/Associated Press By Ryan J. Foley IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa jury on Wednesday awarded a total of $240 million to 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse and discrimination by the Texas... Read More »

IRS Agent Seduced Me, Then Didn't Help Me With Audit, Oregon Man Claims

IRS Agent Seduced Me, Then Didn't Help Me With Audit, Oregon Man Claims

‚Äč By Steven Schnee, Chris Connelly and Megan Reilly "I felt like a cheap whore," says Vincent... Read More »

'Price Is Right' Model Brandi Cochran's $8.5 Million Award Overturned

'Price Is Right' Model Brandi Cochran's $8.5 Million Award Overturned

A judge has overturned an $8.5 million verdict awarded to a former "Price is Right" model in a pregnancy discrimination case and ruled a new trial is necessary. Judge Kevin Brazile ruled Tuesday that he didn't properly instruct the jury that ultimately came to a 9-3 decision in Brandi Cochran's favor last year,... Read More »

TheLadders' Premium Job Board Is A 'Scam,' New Lawsuit Alleges

TheLadders' Premium Job Board Is A 'Scam,' New Lawsuit Alleges

By Vivian Giang Premium job site TheLadders is being sued in a New York federal court on allegations that the company promises users access to exclusive high-paying jobs that don't actually exist. Law firm Bursor & Fisher filed the proposed consumer protection class action suit on Monday on behalf of... Read More »

'No African American Nurses' Note Spurs Outrage -- And A Lawsuit

'No African American Nurses' Note Spurs Outrage -- And A Lawsuit

By Sydney Lupkin A Michigan hospital is under fire after a lawsuit claims it fulfilled a father's request to have no black nurses look after his baby in the neonatal intensive care unit last fall. A black nurse sued Hurley Medical Center for discrimination and violation of the state civil rights act after the... Read More »

Fired For Premarital Sex?

Fired For Premarital Sex?

Religious and reproductive rights have been going head to head in recent months, and a 29-year-old San Diego woman is the latest to land in the crossfire. Teri James claims that her former employer, a Christian college, fired her for getting pregnant outside of marriage, in violation of church values. And now... Read More »

$123 Million Settlement OKd In Delaware Pediatrician Sex Abuse Case

$123 Million Settlement OKd In Delaware Pediatrician Sex Abuse Case

A judge has approved a $123 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of young children who were sexually abused by former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley. New Castle County Superior Court Judge Joseph Slights III issued his ruling Monday after holding a hearing last week. Read More »

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

By her own account, Tara Tan was a hard worker, pulling 80 to 100 hours a week as a manager at the upscale Standard hotel in New York City's trendy Meatpacking District. But when it came time for Tan to take time off to have her second child, she was denied maternity leave and forced to give birth to her... Read More »

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

When it comes to enforcing the nation's labor laws, the agency responsible for investigating charges of discrimination and harassment has no shortage of work. Workers routinely file complaints with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which then investigates them and decides whether to bring suit against... Read More »

Dollar General Accused Of Denying Promotion To Black Worker In Favor Of Whites

Dollar General Accused Of Denying Promotion To Black Worker In Favor Of Whites

About three years ago, Demetrice Hersey started working at a Dollar General store, first as a cashier then as a lead sales associate. Eager for more responsibility, the Mississippi resident applied to become an assistant store manager -- not once but three times. But Hersey was turned down each time that... Read More »

Walmart Manager Allegedly Told Bobbie Millner That 'Men Needed To Earn More'

Walmart Manager Allegedly Told Bobbie Millner That 'Men Needed To Earn More'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three Tennessee women sued Walmart on Tuesday claiming they lost pay and promotion opportunities because of their gender. The Barrett Johnston law firm said the suit is the third of its kind against Walmart Stores Inc. in the country in the past year. Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove... Read More »

Deutsche Bank VP Kelley Voelker Claims She Was Fired After Suing For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

Deutsche Bank VP Kelley Voelker Claims She Was Fired After Suing For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK -- A Deutsche Bank AG vice president said she was fired this month in retaliation for her gender bias lawsuit and subsequent complaints accusing the German bank of trying to retard her career. Kelley Voelker, who turns 46 on Monday, said she learned of her firing two weeks ago,... Read More »

Panera Franchisee To Pay Up to 300 Black Workers To Settle Discrimination Suit

Panera Franchisee To Pay Up to 300 Black Workers To Settle Discrimination Suit

By Joe Mandak PITTSBURGH -- An Ohio franchisee who runs several western Pennsylvania Panera Bread stores has agreed to pay more than $76,000 to settle discrimination claims by current and former black employees. Chief U.S. District Judge Gary Lancaster on Monday told attorneys for Guy Vines, the black... Read More »

Hooters Admits Hostess Gave Asian Customers Receipt That Read 'Chinx'

Hooters Admits Hostess Gave Asian Customers Receipt That Read 'Chinx'

NEW YORK -- A Korean immigrant has sued a Hooters restaurant in New York City for racial discrimination after discovering an ethnic slur on his food receipt. According to the lawsuit filed by Kisuk Cha, the computer receipt that he and his girlfriend received for a July 1 takeout order in Queens contained the... Read More »

Olive Garden, Red Lobster Workers Sue Alleging Unpaid Wages

Olive Garden, Red Lobster Workers Sue Alleging Unpaid Wages

By Curt Anderson MIAMI -- Darden Restaurants Inc. violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the workers. The lawsuit filed in Miami federal court... Read More »

White Male Worker, Doug Carl, Wins $300,000 In 'Reverse Discrimination' Suit

White Male Worker, Doug Carl, Wins $300,000 In 'Reverse Discrimination' Suit

Doug Carl believes that he was passed over for a promotion because county officials were determined to find a black woman to fill the job. Read More »

Fired Bell, Calif., Official Eric Eggena Sues For $837,000 In Back Pay

Fired Bell, Calif., Official Eric Eggena Sues For $837,000 In Back Pay

No worker likes to lose pay -- especially when it's associated with unused sick pay or vacation time. But the case of former Bell, Calif., city prosecutor Eric Eggena is raising eyebrows because of the extraordinary amount he's seeking -- $837,000. Eggena is suing his former employer, claiming that Bell... Read More »

Norfolk Southern Forced To Pay Two Whistleblowers $932,000

Norfolk Southern Forced To Pay Two Whistleblowers $932,000

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Labor has found Norfolk Southern Railway Co. violated federal whistleblower protections in the dismissals of 2 employees who reported workplace injuries. Read More »

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