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HR Departments Often Ill-Equipped to Handle Sexual Harassment Claims: Viewpoint

In an ideal world, anyone who experiences harassment at work would head directly to the human resource department. That’s where a sensitive, well-trained professional would conduct an “immediate and impartial” investigation followed by “appropriate action to remediate or prevent the …

Union Alleges Kansas Aerospace Firm Used Medical Records in Layoffs

The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of …

Iowa Court: Breastfeeding Employee Can’t Sue Nationwide Mutual Insurance

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. did not discriminate against an employee who claims she was denied a room to pump breast milk and pressured to resign on her first day back from maternity leave, a federal appeals court in Iowa has …

Colorado Lawmakers Consider Worker Discrimination Claims

A proposal to increase legal remedies for employee discrimination at small businesses in Colorado got initial approval by House Democrats on Wednesday, drawing strong opposition from Republicans who argue it will hurt employers. Democrats say the bill’s goal is to …