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Compliment Or Come-On? Confusion Over How To Define Sexual Harassment

The sexual harassment scandals over the past couple of months are causing some workers to rethink some of their office behaviors. Is it still OK to compliment a colleague on the way he or she looks?

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ABC, Marvel to Pay $1.75M to Settle TV, Movie Set Pay Claims

ABC Studios and Marvel Television Inc. will pay $1.75 million to settle claims it didn’t pay overtime to set workers, according to an agreement that received final court approval.

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Davita Rx Agrees to Pay $63.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

DALLAS – DaVita Rx LLC, a nationwide pharmacy that specializes in serving patients with severe kidney disease, agreed to pay a total of $63.7 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to improper billing practices and unlawful financial inducements to federal healthcare program beneficiaries, the Justice Department announced today.  DaVita Rx is based in Coppell, […]

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Civilian FDNY employees file discrimination lawsuit

According to a new lawsuit, discrimination in the FDNY isn’t limited to actual firefighters. In a new class-action lawsuit, filed by seven civilian employees Dec. 1, the New York City Fire Department is accused of racially discriminatory practices against its Black civilian employees. Black firefighters settled a lawsuit three years ago after accusing FDNY officials […]

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The EEOC and Sara Lee: A Landmark Discrimination Case in Texas

After a two year investigation into complaints of civil rights and health violations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $4 million settlement for former employees at the Sara Lee factory located in Paris, Texas. This case marks the largest settlement in EEOC history involving a hostile work environment. The EEOC took on the case after […]

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FDNY sued for discrimination — again

Nearly three years after the city agreed to pay $98 million to settle claims of bias in its hiring of black and Hispanic firefighters, New York’s Bravest is being sued for discrimination again.

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