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Employment Law and #MeToo Movement Lawsuits

Employment Law and #MeToo Movement Lawsuits With the recent scandals and stories coming out of Hollywood, the nations eye has been pulled to the #MeToo into full focus. This focus has brought with it the empowering of assault victims to speak up publicly about their own...
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Univ. of Wisconsin

EEOC Sues University of Wisconsin System for Age Discrimination

EEOC Sues University of Wisconsin System for Age Discrimination Madison, Wisconsin – The University of Wisconsin  System violated federal law when it refused to hire a former longtime employee because of her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
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employment law

Two IHOP Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1 Million to 16 Employees in Sexual Harassment Suit

Two IHOP Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1 Million to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit Jones Brown reports on a story out of Illinois: Two Southern Illinois International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchises in Glen Carbon and Alton will pay $975,000 and furnish other relief to...
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#metoo

Subway Employee Awarded $425,000 in #MeToo Harassment Case

#MeToo movement is not just about helping victims in Hollywood. Justice was served in a New York federal courtroom recently as a jury awarded $425,000 to a woman who was fired from her job managing a Subway restaurant after she complained about the relentless sexual harassment...
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Can Restraining Orders Affect My Job?

Can Restraining Orders Affect My Job?

Will my restraining order show up on a Criminal History Records Check? Can a restraining order prevent you from finding new employment? Does a temporary restraining order appear in background checks? What can I do?   We have the answers below Yes and no. It all depends on...
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Important Tips for Filing Personal Injury Cases

Personal Injury Cases and Important Information You Should Know Before Filing Accidents can happen anytime Accidents can leave you or your loved ones seriously injured. Personal injury law holds people, businesses, and organizations responsible for your injury. The National...
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What To Do if Written-Up at Work -Employment Law

How Do I know If My FMLA Rights Have Been Violated?

How Do I know If My FMLA Rights Have Been Violated? The Family and Medical Leave Act or FMLA is a federal law that gives eligible employees the right to take time off for caretaking responsibilities and health problems without risking possible termination by their employers. If...
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Women Working in Male Prisons Settle With Federal Government for $20 Million

Women Working in Male Prisons Settle With Federal Government for $20 Million When Taronica White first checked in to her brand new job as a correctional officer at a maximum -security federal prison in Coleman, Florida she was greeted by her supervisor, a huge oversized jacket...
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Dollar General Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $70,000

Dollar General Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $70,000 Dolgencorp, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the retail chain Dollar General Corporation, will pay the amount of $70,000 as well as other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed by the Equal...
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EEOC Sues for Pregnancy Discrimination in Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N. C. – PruittHealth – Raleigh, a Georgia corporation doing business as a nursing and rehabilitation center in Raleigh, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the pregnancy-related work restriction of a certified nursing assistant and forced her...
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Equality

EEOC Sues Pizza Studio Restaurant Owner for Violating Equal Pay Act

A Delaware Pizza company is feeling the heat and not from it’s own ovens. Until recently PS Holding LLC (Pizza Studio) restaurant in Kansas City, Kan., violated federal law by withdrawing job offers from two teens after the female teen complained about being offered less...
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Pub

Water Street Brewery Class Action is Looking Good for the Servers

Water Street Brewery Class Action: Water Street Brewery – a local restaurant  and microbrewery in the Milwaukee area- has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $825,000 filed by it’s servers. The Class alleges that the brewery has violated the state and federal...
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