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Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class Actions, Second Edition, Just Released
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Written by the attorneys of Littler's Class Action Practice Group, Employment Law Class Actions provides a comprehensive review of the strategic, procedural and legal issues that arise in such matters. The Second Edition includes an extensive expansion... Read More

U.S. High Court Finds Employer Liable For Bias That Influenced Firing
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer is liable under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) for its management-level employee's antimilitary bias if that bias is intended to cause an adverse employment... Read More

Labor Board Lawyer: Boeing Lawsuit Helps All Workers
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - (AP) The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board told a congressional committee Friday that while an NLRB complaint against Boeing Co. may make South Carolina workers feel vulnerable and anxious, the legal action is... Read More

Wave Of Lawsuits Over Seats For Employees Hits Retail Stores
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one if they can find a chair. Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide "suitable seating" for cashiers and other employees... Read More

Ohio Cross-Burning Lawsuit Ended
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (AP) An Ohio middle school teacher accused of burning images of crosses on students' arms has dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged his firing. Notice of the lawsuit's dismissal was filed Thursday by attorneys for science... Read More

Supreme Court Sustains Arizona Employer Sanctions Law
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court upheld an Arizona law Thursday that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters. By a 5-3 vote, the court... Read More

Former California Autoworkers Get $6 Million Settlement
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. and the company that ran California's only auto manufacturing plant have agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit by former workers who claim they were illegally denied severance benefits. Seven workers... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Easier To Sue Businesses
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court made it easier to haul businesses into court on Tuesday, ruling that investors can sue them for purposefully withholding damaging information about a product and that employees can sue them for retaliation without... Read More

Supreme Court Says Company Can't Fire Employee's Fiancée
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court says companies can't fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired... Read More

Trial Starts In Nanny's Lawsuit Against Indiana Pacers Owner
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A nanny who worked for Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife testified in a wrongful-firing case Monday that the couple knew of her tumultuous life, court cases against her and a brief stint in jail but decided to keep her on... Read More

Supreme Court Grapples With NASA Privacy Questions
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to restrict the government's ability to investigate the people who want to work inside its installations in the post-9/11 world, despite concerns that federal officials could go too... Read More

Ex-Japan Airlines Pilots, Cabin Crew File Lawsuit
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Dozens of pilots and flight attendants laid off by Japan Airlines Corp. on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging their dismissal on the first anniversary of the flagship carrier's bankruptcy. The 146 plaintiffs said their dismissal was... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Discrimination At Louisiana Oil Services Company
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - (AP) About 230 current and former employees at a Louisiana-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace.... Read More

BBC Case Fuels Debate On Changing The Face Of TV
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) One colleague offered her hair dye. Another told her "it's time for botox." A third said her wrinkles could be a problem in this new era of high-definition TV. Veteran TV presenter Miriam O'Reilly was eventually taken off... Read More

Washington Court: Workers Can Be Fired Over Medical Marijuana
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. - (AP) Medical marijuana patients can be fired from their jobs in Washington state even if they only use the drug outside the workplace, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices said in their 8-1 decision that state law does... Read More