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Employee Fired After Sleepwalking Incident Loses Disability Discrimination Claim

An employee fired after she climbed into a colleague’s bed while sleepwalking at a hotel during an out-of-town conference has no disability discrimination claim, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month. Jennifer Harkey, …

Amazon Issued 13,000 Disciplinary Notices at Single US Warehouse

NEW YORK — Amazon worker Gerald Bryson had hand-counted thousands of items in his warehouse’s inventory over three days when his manager showed him a “Supportive Feedback Document.” Bryson had made 22 errors, the 2018 write-up said, including tallying 19 …

Arrested Youth Detention Center Worker Was Fired, Rehired

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former worker at a New Hampshire youth detention center recently charged with holding down a teenage boy during a rape was fired years before that, over allegations of physical and psychological abuse, according to court …

School District Fires Marine Vet Over Medical Marijuana Use

OCALA, Fla. — A Florida high school dean has been fired after he tested positive for marijuana, even though it had been prescribed for him by a doctor to treat post-traumatic stress disorder he incurred in the Marines. The Marion …

Expert Wins Settlement in Whistleblower Case against Cisco

BOSTON — A computer security expert won a rare payout in a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Cisco Systems Inc. almost a decade ago, after he reported critical security flaws in Cisco video surveillance software used at major U.S. international …

Arkansas Company Settle Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a former Heifer International executive has been dismissed with the parties reaching a mediated settlement. Arkansas Business reported Monday that the Little Rock-based charity and former vice president Rafal Laski came to terms over Laski’s claim …

Iowa Pays $180,000 to Working Mom Fired by State

The state has agreed to pay $180,000 to settle the claim of a state worker who was fired after her supervisor expressed skepticism that working mothers can handle high-pressure jobs. That supervisor, Roya Stanley, then resigned from her job at …

New Hampshire Hospital Settles Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing

Exeter Hospital has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a former nurse who said she was fired after claiming medical procedures were not being properly followed in the hospital’s endoscopy unit. Hospital officials earlier this year denied any wrongdoing …

Former Rhode Island Parks Director Suing Town

Former Charlestown parks and recreation director Lisa DiBello has announced plans to sue the town over her firing last year. DiBello, who filed a discrimination claim with the Commission for Human Rights in March, alleges that her termination was retaliation …

Massachusetts Escalator Inspectors Penalized After Death

Officials have begun termination proceedings against two suspended safety inspectors after a 4-year-old boy fell to his death from a store escalator at a mall in central Massachusetts. The Department of Public Safety will also suspend six other inspectors for …