an update for the week of january 22, 2007
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Maria, Part Deux, and Health Insurance for Everyone: Since my post of January 4 about Maria Leavey's untimely death, tributes to her have popped up around the Internet. One in particular makes the case even more strongly than I could before that her death may have been preventable -- if only she had health insurance. Since health insurance also happens to be rising to the top of the national political agenda right now, it's as good a time as any to think about how we might think about protecting Americans like Maria from leaving us too soon.
this week in the courts
Tuttle v. Metro. Gov't of Nashville & Davidson County ?(Sixth Circuit; No. 05-6055, 05-6471)
Decision Date: January 18, 2007
In an age discrimination and retaliation suit stemming from defendant's termination of plaintiff's employment, judgment as a matter of law for defendant following an adverse jury verdict is reversed where: 1) plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to support the jury's verdict on her age discrimination claims; and 2) in light of the close proximity of time between plaintiff's first EEOC filing and her subsequent termination and her trial testimony about a manager's verbal threats, plaintiff presented sufficient evidence to support a jury's finding that her EEOC complaint against defendant caused her termination. [Sign-in required.]
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