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Union Claims Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Employee

A union organizing Amazon.com Inc. employees in New York has filed a complaint accusing the company of illegally firing one of the labor group’s most prominent supporters. The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union submitted a complaint Wednesday to the …

Jury Awards $1.25 Million in University Harassment Case But Denies Retaliation Claim

A jury awarded $1.25 million to a former Columbia University finance professor whose senior colleague sent dozens of emails disparaging her to industry professionals after she lodged a harassment complaint against him. The verdict is a fraction of the $16 …

Jury Sides with Fidelity in 10-Year Case Against Employee Who Alleged Retaliation

A U.S. jury on Tuesday sided with Fidelity Investments in rejecting a claim the mutual funds company retaliated against a former employee after she complained that it potentially defrauded investors by incorrectly calculating expenses. Jackie Lawson, a former senior director …

Top 10 Employment Discrimination Claims in 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it resolved 97,443 charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2016 and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in private, federal and state and local government workplaces. Charges of …

Alabama Whistleblower Wins Supreme Court Appeal But Not Job or Back Pay

Edward Lane’s Supreme Court victory in a landmark whistleblower case doesn’t change the fact he lost his state job and more than half his income while helping convict a state legislator of getting paid for not working. Lane said other …

Kentucky Coal Company Sues Worker Who Filed Safety Complaints

The federal agency that oversees mine safety claims a western Kentucky coal company broke the law by filing a lawsuit against a former worker who complained about unsafe working conditions. Using a federal law designed to protect workers, welder Reuben …

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Retaliation Case Against Sears

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider whether Sears Holdings Corp. improperly fired a former supervisor who objected to how the retailer handled a sexual harassment probe she helped conduct. Without comment, the court declined to take up …

Whistleblower Law Does Not Protect Mutual Fund Employees: Court

A U.S. law protecting whistleblowers at publicly traded companies does not cover employees of mutual funds, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday in a case involving two former Fidelity Investments employees. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st …

Employment Bias Complaints Against Private Sector at All-Time High: EEOC

Employment discrimination complaints against private sector employers reached an all-time high in the most recent fiscal year, federal regulators said this week. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it received a record 99,947 charges of employment discrimination and …

Kentucky County Settles Employees’ Political Retaliation Claim

Kentucky’s Pulaski County Attorney and six former employees have settled a lawsuit alleging they were fired for supporting someone else for the job in the 2010 elections. Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf, who represented the former employees, said his clients were …