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  • issue 59
  • dec. 16, 2010

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In the News more

How to Fight Discontent in the Workplace

Obama Plans Government Workplace Diversity Effort

Federal Jury Awards Hindu priest 2.8M in Back Pay, Damages, but Orders 500K Back to Ashram Owners

Survey Names Facebook Best Place to Work

Home Instead Senior Care to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Race Bias Suit

Circuit Judge Lowers Award in Sheriff Discrimination Case

Woman Sues Over Alleged Ban on Wearing Crucifix to Work

Paterson Signs Wage-Protection Bill into Law

What Happens When the Jobless Give Up?

The Ten Commandments for the Office Holiday Party

FAA And OSHA Investigating Metropolitan Aviation

Sahara to Pay $100,000 to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

The 4.0 Career Is Coming... Are You Ready?

Illegal Workers' Case Weighed

Securitas to Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Jobless Claims Continue Steady Decline

Topic of the Week more

Scanners--Surviving the Resume Scanning Computers

Most people write their resume thinking about the human being who'll be reviewing it. Unfortunately most companies use a computer to initially review resumes. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

James Parks

WTO Ruling Shows Trade Law Can Work for Workers

December 15, 2010 | James Parks

A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel's ruling in favor of U.S. tariffs on passenger and light truck tires made in China shows "the rules of trade, when vigorously enforced, can be made to work for working people," United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard said. read more

Douglas LaBier

The 4.0 Career Is Coming… Are You Ready?

December 14, 2010 | Douglas LaBier

This growing shift concerns how men and women think about and pursue their careers. read more

Bob Rosner

When Your Hat is Gray, Not Black or White

December 13, 2010 | Bob Rosner

Mark Madoff's life is simultaneously, something that very few people can relate to and also an amazing prism for everyone trying to navigate to choppy waters of today's workplace. read more

So-called "free trade" is part of the relentless class warfare under way in America. And the so-called "free trade" deal with South Korea is no exception. read more

Amy Traub

Bloomberg's Job Killing Budget Cuts

December 9, 2010 | Amy Traub

It's the city's ninth round of budget cuts in three fiscal years, and the most brutal. read more

In the Courts more

Ford v. Mabus

D.C. Circuit; No. 09-5041 Decision Date: December 10, 2010

In an action by a federal government employee, alleging discrimination on the basis of age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), judgment for defendant is reversed where, because of what the court had called ADEA section 633a's "sweeping" language --"all [federal government] personnel actions . . . shall be made free from any discrimination based on age"-- plaintiffs may establish liability, though not necessarily entitlement to such remedies as reinstatement and backpay, by showing that consideration of age was a factor in the challenged personnel action. read more

Dixon v. The Hallmark Cos.

Eleventh Circuit; No. 10-10047 Decision Date: December 10, 2010

In an action alleging claims of religious discrimination, retaliation, and failure to accommodate religious beliefs in violation of Title VII, and retaliation and housing discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed in part where plaintiffs called attention to no statutory or case law that could reasonably be believed to prohibit a private employer from keeping its own workplace free of religious references. However, the order is vacated in part where, drawing inferences in favor of plaintiffs, as is required at this stage, a reasonable jury could find that plaintiff's supervisor's alleged comment constituted direct evidence of religious discrimination. read more

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