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NatWest Faces $2.7M-Plus Damages Claim After Dismissing Banker With Cancer

LONDON —NatWest Group NWG.L is facing a 2 million pound-plus ($2.7 million) compensation claim after a London tribunal ruled it had discriminated against an employee and unfairly dismissed her two days after cancer surgery, her lawyer said on Thursday. Adeline …

SEC Probes Tesla Over Whistleblower Claims on Solar Panel Defects

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON–The U.S. securities regulator has opened an investigation into Tesla Inc over a whistleblower complaint that the company failed to properly notify its shareholders and the public of fire risks associated with solar panel system defects over several years, …

Deaf Costco Worker With Mumbling Manager Won’t Get Award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won’t be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to reconsider …

Case Dismissed Against Lawmaker Accused of Damaging Monument

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A judge in Virginia dismissed charges on Monday that were filed against a prominent Black state senator after police said that she and others conspired to damage a Confederate monument in the city of Portsmouth. The Virginian-Pilot …

Defamation Costs Allstate $4M, Even After Court Erases Wrongful Termination Verdict

Allstate Insurance Co. was within its rights to fire Michael A. Tilkey from his $200,000-a-year job as a broker after he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a California appellate court ruled Monday. On the other hand, the carrier’s decision to …

Viewpoint: COVID-19 OSHA Whistleblower Claims on the Rise as Virus Rages on

A recent report from the federal government revealing that workplace safety whistleblower claims have exponentially increased during the pandemic should give all employers pause – and should motivate you to take immediate steps to ensure you don’t find yourself on …

Law Firms Tracking Wave of COVID-19 Employee v. Employer Litigation

A pandemic is no time to play favorites at the workplace, skimp on personal protective equipment or get too stingy with requests for time off. Since the beginning of the year, 300 employee vs. employer lawsuits related to the COVID-19 …

Worker Sues Store for $2M After Being Fired Following Racism Complaint

A former Fred Meyer employee who says he was fired from a Portland, Ore., store after he complained about a pattern of racism has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the grocery store chain. Michael Mangum, who is 26 and …

Alabama High Court Backs $1.25 Million Wrongful Termination Settlement

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that an Alabama man who was wrongfully terminated is entitled to seek lost future earnings totaling $1.25 million. The Hattiesburg American reported that the justices said Merchants Foodservice used faulty …

Mass. Firm Illegally Fired Employee After She Collected Workers’ Comp, Court Finds

A Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Dielectrics, a Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer, illegally fired Ileana Bermudez after she collected workers’ compensation benefits and filed a lawsuit against the company. The case, Ileana Bermudez vs. Dielectrics, Inc., came about after …