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Fired Moody’s Executive Wins Back Paris Job, Gets $1.8 Million Payout

A Moody’s Corp. managing director fired for lashing out at a junior co-worker who criticized his team’s work won his Paris job back and a 1.6 million-euro ($1.8 million) payout. Moody’s France fired the managing director in March 2015 after …

UK Court Rules Contractor Entitled to Employment Rights in Test Case for Gig Economy

A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday [June 13] giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. …

UK Supermarket Group Tesco Faces Potential Equal Pay Claims of Up to $5.6B

Supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to 4 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case. If the …

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 …

Jury Orders Wall St. Financier to Pay Ex-Employee $18M in Harassment Case

A federal jury on Monday ordered the chief executive officer of a Manhattan investment firm to pay $18 million in damages to a former employee for sexual harassment and defamation. Benjamin Wey, who heads up New York Global Group, was …

N.J. Court OKs Employment Contract That Shortened Worker’s Time to Sue

A New Jersey appeals court recently affirmed that a worker was bound by a contractual provision, contained in an employment application, which shortened the two-year statute of limitations for filing claims against his employer to six months. The appeals court …

Scottsdale Insurance Agrees to Pay $1M to Fired Pennsylvania County Employees

A group of northeast Pennsylvania county workers will share a $1 million settlement that will end five years of federal litigation over firings they alleged were politically motivated. The (Scranton) Tribune-Review says Lackawanna County’s former insurance provider agreed to pay …

Firms Saw Rise in Lawsuits, Regulatory Investigations in 2012: Survey

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation last year, while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to a report. Litigation rebounded to 2010 levels in 2012, after a one-year decline, with labor and employment …