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Once Voted SocGen’s Woman of the Year, Former Exec Sues for $6M After Firing

A veteran executive who was voted woman of the year at Societe Generale SA is suing the bank at a Paris employment tribunal after colleagues accused her of being a disrespectful control-freak and her bosses decided she was unfit for …

Maryland Court Could Give More Time for Asbestos Lawsuits

A Maryland court is weighing whether to give workers sickened by asbestos exposure more time to sue their employers, a move that could open the door to new lawsuits. The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland law currently allows 20 years for …

States May Copy California’s Law to Give Employees Right to File Class Actions

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether employees have the right to bring class actions against their bosses. With the court’s Republican majority restored this year by President Donald Trump, labor advocates aren’t holding their breath. Instead, they’re …

Your Boss Can Snoop on Your Personal E-Mails, European Court Rules

Bosses can snoop on workers’ e-mails including personal messages with loved ones during working hours, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a case brought by a Romanian man who claimed he was unfairly fired after his employer spied …

West Virginia House Clears Reform Bill for Deliberate Intent Lawsuit Protections

The GOP-led West Virginia House of Delegates voted 59-38 Tuesday to scale back deliberate intent lawsuit protections. When there’s a known unsafe working condition that hurts or kills someone, the lawsuits are available, in addition to making workers’ compensation claims. …

Missouri House Approves Bill on Suing Co-Workers

Missouri lawmakers likely will not pass any legislation moving claims related to deadly work-related diseases into the workers’ compensation system, Senate Majority Leader Tom Dempsey said. The state Legislature will instead settle for a measure that prevents employees from suing …