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Two weeks ago, most Americans were celebrating Father’s Day.  Remembering the contributions that our fathers made to our lives brings up the discussion of paternal leave, breaks male employees take from work to take care of recently born or adopted children.  Paternal leave can help accustom a father to his new role, ease the stresses […]

EmCare, which claims to be “the nation’s largest medical staffing network and healthcare management company,” might need to call in for a sick day.  The company will be forced to pay nearly half a million dollars to three employees for unlawful termination.  A Texas federal jury found that the employees had been fired because they […]

With Mother’s Day on the horizon most of us are thinking of ways to show our moms that we are thankful for them. Brown & Brown, an insurance brokerage firm in Florida, will be paying a significant penalty for not showing their appreciation to mothers. The firm offered a position to a woman via email. […]

Avoiding a sexual harassment scandal doesn’t have to be hard. Despite the fact that laws prohibiting sexual harassment have been on the books for decades, companies of all sizes continue to find themselves in hot water as the result of sexual harassment complaints. In just the past few months, sexual harassment complaints have led to […]

Two former employees of a Mississippi Kroger’s meat department were denied relief by the Fifth Circuit, as the man they claimed was sexually harassing them was not found to be a “supervisor” under the meaning required by Title VII. The two female employees were meat department clerks who were subjected to inappropriate comments, groping, and […]

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