an update for the week of march 6, 2006
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Oscar-Nominated Films Tell Real-Life Workplace Stories: Now that the Academy Awards have all been awarded, the suspense has ended, as the movie Crash surprisingly took home Best Picture, and the eight-times nominated Brokeback Mountain earned its director, Ang Lee, the Best Director Oscar. This year was nonethless remarkable for the number of nominated movies that educated us about important social issues. As Workplace Fairness was most pleased to observe, the workplace was not excluded from Hollywood's lens this year, as the movies North Country and Brokeback Mountain both featured the kinds of stories that are all too real to far too many workers.
this week in the courts
Cornwell v. Electra Cent. Credit Union ?(Ninth Circuit; No. 04-35408)
Decision Date: March 1, 2006
Summary judgment for defendants, an employer and its chief executive officer, is reversed in part as to plaintiff's claim that his demotion was the result of intentional discrimination based on race in violation of Title VII.
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