an update for the week of december 5, 2005
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Making a Difference this Holiday Season: Fed up with the commercialism of the holiday season? Want to make sure your purchases go toward helping workers, rather than exploiting them? While we can't wave a wand and make all of the excesses of this time of year go away, we have some suggestions for making a difference with your holiday shopping, if like me, you're not one of those hyper-organized people who have all of their holiday purchasing completed before Halloween.
this week in the courts
Whittington v. Nordam Group Inc.  (Tenth Circuit; No. 04-5097, 04-5107)
Decision Date: November 30, 2005
Jury verdict for plaintiff in a suit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is affirmed where denial of defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law was proper, and there was no error in jury instructions or in exclusion of evidence.
Chacko v. Patuxent Inst.  (Fourth Circuit; No. 04-1577)
Decision Date: November 29, 2005
A plaintiff in a Title VII employment discrimination suit fails to exhaust his administrative remedies where his administrative charges reference different time frames, actors, and discriminatory conduct than the central factual allegations in his formal suit.
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