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Probation Officers Sue Probation Department for Reassigning Their Duties against Their Will

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You may have the right to file an employment discrimination claim if your employer demotes you or transfers you to different duties when you did not request this transfer.  Undesired reassignment of duties, work schedule, or work location counts as an adverse action, no matter how much your employer may try to sell the… Read More »

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Employee Sues University That Allegedly Fired Her in Retaliation for Taking Students’ Discrimination Complaints Seriously

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As every faculty member of every university knows, students complain a lot.  Faculty members quickly learn which complaints to ignore, such as “[name of subject you teach] is too hard,” and which to correct; it only makes sense to exclude a test question from the test score if it is truly unanswerable, as students… Read More »

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Dysfunctional Workplaces May Be the Norm, but You Have the Right to Speak Up About Bullying and Harassment

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In a recent article on the Walrus website, Samia Madwar ponders whether workplaces are inherently toxic.  She details a variety of perverse interpersonal dynamics which are, unfortunately, so common in work environments that no one who has ever depended on employment income is surprised to hear about them.  Entry level employees bend to the… Read More »

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California State Parks Employee Files Lawsuit About Discriminatory Behavior and Supervisor

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Working for the California State Parks system sounds like an ideal job.  You get to spend your entire workday enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth and ensuring that it stays safe for future generations to enjoy it.  Of course, it only takes one bad boss to ruin a dream job.  When… Read More »

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University Employee Sues Former Employer for Discrimination Based on Race and Religion

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Employment discrimination occurs when an employer fires you or refuses to hire you because of a protected characteristic, such as your race, religion, age, gender, or country of origin.  Just because your employer has not fired you, or has not even threatened to do so does not mean that the behavior of your supervisors… Read More »

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Entrepreneurs Sue Supermarket Chain for Failing to Make Their Cereal Brand Available for Customers

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Small business owners have long complained that competition from retail giants is detrimental to small businesses.  A small business owner might have a top-quality product, but no matter what they do, they cannot afford to sell it at prices as low as what customers find at the big box retail giants.  In recent years,… Read More »

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You Can Still File a Lawsuit About On-the-Job Harassment After You Retire

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Being a police helicopter pilot sounds like an awesome job.  It almost sounds like the response that fourth graders would give if you asked them to think of the most fun job they could imagine.  Jobs that are so much fun that even people who have never been in the workforce would gladly leave… Read More »

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Bartender Sues Chain Restaurant for Discrimination and Retaliation

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It is rare to find a career counselor who would tell you this directly, but if you have excellent interpersonal skills and you want to make money, you may have a successful career in bartending.  The stereotype that almost everyone feels comfortable confiding in bartenders has a basis in reality.  Even when customers do… Read More »

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Former Bank Employee Gets $4 Million Damages Award in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

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Everywhere you look, it is easy to see the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer.  Compared to a generation ago, many young people have written off homeownership and university education as prohibitively expensive dreams, whereas they used to be hallmarks of middle-class life.  Most people don’t get a chance to see up… Read More »

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Former Country Club Employee Sues Employer After Enduring Sexual Harassment at Work

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Most employment discrimination lawsuits name an entire company, nonprofit organization, or public sector employer instead of or in addition to an individual coworker.  In some cases, an adversarial relationship with a particular supervisor or bullying by a particular coworker is at the root of the employment discrimination case, but more often, it takes more… Read More »

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