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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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EEOC Files Age Discrimination Complaint Against Moving Company

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Moving from one residence to another is a physically and emotionally demanding task.  You probably have pieces of furniture in your home in places other than their ideal location because you fear that you will get hurt or the furniture will break if you try to move it, and the family members and friends… Read More »

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Jury Awards $41 Million Verdict to NICU Nurse in Wrongful Termination Settlement

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Being a nurse is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and yet, new babies are a delight.  You have probably encountered a grumpy nurse or two in a doctor’s office or hospital where you were a patient.  At any given moment, nurses are dealing with anxious patients, demanding doctors, passive-aggressive coworkers,… Read More »

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Family Business Dispute Causes Restaurants to Close After Decades in Operation

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Family-owned restaurants that have operated in the same location for as long as anyone in the neighborhood can remember are a source of feelings of community for the customers, and even more so for the owners.  This is why so many children of the 80s agree that the book Little Nino’s Pizzeria, by Karen… Read More »

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Video Game Company Pays $54 Million Settlement After Numerous Employees Allege Discrimination

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Sometimes the jobs that look like the most fun are the most unpleasant places to work.  When you visited Disneyland as a child, you probably dreamed of working there as a costumed character.  Of course, having to wear full-body costumes in the summer heat to portray an anthropomorphic animal character is enough to deter… Read More »

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Business Adviser Sues Recording Artist for Nonpayment of Contractual Obligations

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Some recording artists save their best riffs for songs about how, in the entertainment industry, talk is cheap, everyone is fake, and everything is a lie.  Just by reading the titles of “The Stroke” by Billy Squier and “Have a Cigar” by Pink Floyd will have their riffs stuck in your head, with no… Read More »

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School District Employee Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit After Losing Out on Promotion in Favor of Less Qualified Employee

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If you have a public sector job that you have held for more than a few years, you are in a better position than most people.  You have more job security and more generous health insurance benefits than most people have, and you might even have a retirement pension; this counts as an embarrassment… Read More »

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Does Offensive Music Make a Hostile Work Environment

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We are approaching the time of year when Christmas carols start playing on the speaker systems of virtually every restaurant and retail store.  No matter how much holiday cheer you possess, and no matter how delightful it is when neighbors knock on your door and sing “Deck the Halls” in harmony in exchange for… Read More »

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