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Server Joins Federal Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Against N. Dakota Restaurant

A federal judge will allow a waitress who claims she was fired because of her pregnancy to join a lawsuit against a Bismarck restaurant. The judge decided Erica Davidson is within her rights to intervene in the Equal Employment Opportunity …

JPMorgan Settles for $5 Million with Employee Who Claimed Anti-Dad Bias

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve a discrimination claim filed by a male employee who alleged the bank’s parental leave policy was biased against dads. The payout resolves a 2017 complaint brought by the …

Ex-Clerk for Nebraska City Reaches $325K Settlement in Retaliation Suit

A former Nebraska City clerk who sued after he was essentially fired by the City Council in 2015 has agreed to a $325,000 settlement offered by the city. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Arnold Ehlers’ lawsuit said the Nebraska …

Why Employers Should Stop Hiring Based on Work History

A common hiring philosophy used for generations is being flipped on its head by new research from Florida State University. Screening job applicants based on their prior work experience is often a mistake among employers, according to Chad Van Iddekinge, …

Marsh/JLT Suit Against Competitor NFP Alleges Poaching of 13 Employees

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Specialty Insurance Service (JLT), which became a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan on April 1, is suing a competitor insurance brokerage for allegedly poaching 13 former JLT employees. JLT is also separately suing four of the 13 …

Indiana’s Walmart Stores East to Pay $10K to Resolve Charge of Discrimination

Walmart Stores East LP in Indianapolis, Indiana, will pay $10,000 and furnish other relief to resolve a disability charge filed by the Indianapolis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. The EEOC’s investigation …

California Charter School Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Guidance Charter School, of Palmdale, Calif. will pay $8,000 and provide other injunctive relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced. The consent decree was approved by the U.S. …

Wyoming Boss Required Scientology for Employee, Suit Alleges

A former employee of a Wyoming occupational therapy office says the owner of the business pressured her to take Scientology courses as a condition of her employment. Julie A. Rohrbacher filed a lawsuit in federal court Dec. 17 against Teton …

Workers’ Lawsuit Against Washington Farm Given Class-Action Status

A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle, Wash. has certified a class-action lawsuit on behalf of some 600 Mexican workers who have alleged labor abuses at a Whatcom County blueberry farm. The Seattle Times reported the lawsuit alleges the company …

EEOC Sues Colorado Trucking Company for Discrimination

Federal regulators sued the Greeley, Colo.-based trucking firm JBS Carriers, alleging it violated federal law by using pre-employment screening to reject job applicants on the basis of disability. JBS Carriers spokeswoman Misty Barnes tells The Tribune in Greeley it disputes …