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US Appeals Court Says Jury Should Decide Ex-Player’s Lawsuit

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide on a former university softball player’s charge that her coach violated her First Amendment rights after a sexual assault on campus in Ohio. A three-judge panel of …

Producer on TV Show ’60 Minutes’ Sues CBS for Alleged Gender Discrimination

An associate producer on the CBS current affairs TV show “60 Minutes” filed a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging gender discrimination and retaliation by the company after she complained about inappropriate conduct by her boss. In the complaint, filed in New …

Feds Sue Arkansas Insurer Over Fired Employee Who Had A Baby

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The federal government is suing a Little Rock-based insurance company over the firing of a worker who had just had a baby. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Little Rock against …

McDonald’s Revamps Its Harassment Policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says it’s training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims. In a letter responding to an inquiry from U.S. Senator Tammy …

Iowa Workplace Safety Inspectors Allege Firings Were Retaliation

Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency. The firings of Jason Garmoe and Travis Stein on Tuesday are the latest turmoil at the …

U.S. Meat, Poultry Workers Fear Retaliation for Reporting Workplace Injuries, Hazards

Workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing plants are reluctant to tell federal inspectors about injuries or workplace hazards amid concerns that they could lose their jobs, according to a government report. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has difficulty …

HSB: Workplace Training and Policies Key to Avoiding Employment Claims

National Small Business Week, which runs May 1-6, highlights the importance of small employers to the nation’s economy and community life — and the challenges that small business owners face. A big concern of small business owners in today’s changing …

Yellowstone National Park Worker Claims Retaliation Over Asbestos Report

A maintenance worker in Yellowstone National Park said a park concession company retaliated against him after he reported that he and five other employees were exposed to asbestos at a more than century-old lodge. Jon Kline told The Associated Press …

Agency Finds No Retaliation Over Bay Bridge Safety Concerns

Caltrans did not retaliate against employees who raised concerns about construction defects on the new $6.5 billion span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but a pattern of mismanagement and poor communication within the department led employees to believe their …

Former Mississippi Bailiff Awarded $65K in Retaliation Case

A federal jury has awarded $65,000 to a former Tupelo Municipal Court bailiff, finding that the city forced her out of the job in retaliation after she filed a discrimination charge. The week-long trial before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock …