Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Findlaw – Human Resources Newsletter


Findlaw – Human Resources Newsletter
Table of contents for the week of May 29, 2012

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DOES 'TOO HOT' WOMAN HAVE AN EEOC CLAIM IN AN 'AT WILL' EMPLOYMENT STATE?
(Philadelphia Employment Law News) - Recently, Lauren Odes claimed that she was fired for being "too hot" from the lingerie wholesaler where she worked. The New York Magazine also reported that Odes, with the help of her attorney, Gloria Allred, filed an EEOC complaint charging gender and religious discrimination.

LOST YOUR JOB? WHO HASN'T? FINDLAW'S GUIDE HELPS YOU THROUGH
(Philadelphia Employment Law News) - Well, it looks like the Sixers held on to their jobs against the Celtics. But not so lucky are Dexter Pittman and Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat, who are suspended after a recent game.

WHAT DOES THE EEOC HAVE TO DO BEFORE IT CAN FIGHT DISCRIMINATION?
(The Chicago Employment Law Blog) - Judge Ruben Castillo, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, released an opinion last week that might just lead to the Supreme Court in a few years. The case stems from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's role as guardian of the discriminated and disabled.

FINDLAW POLL: PEOPLE PAD RESUMES, IT HURTS
(The Chicago Employment Law Blog) - Here at FindLaw, we’re not just excellent explicators of existing law. We don’t just react to news stories. We also do original research.

EX-TIME WARNER EMPLOYEE SUES OVER PORN AT WORK
(FindLaw's Law & Daily Life) - Time Warner Cable has been hit with another discrimination lawsuit, this time by a former employee in New York. Keith Reid worked in the company's New York City maintenance department for about 9 years before he was fired earlier this year.

JACK'S PLACE ROBBERY: A WORKERS' COMP CLAIM WORTHY OF A RAP STAR
(The Houston Employment Law Blog) - While it seems like only stars in the hip hop world get paid if they survive a shooting, workers' comp insurance just might pay a regular Joe if he got shot at work.

BEST BUY CEO BRIAN DUNN GETS $6.6M SEVERANCE PACKAGE AFTER SCANDAL
(FindLaw's In House) - Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn may have stepped down in early April, but we're only now learning about the intimate details of his relationship with a 29-year-old employee. And the amount of his severance package, of course.

WAITRESSES' 'NO FATTIES' LAWSUIT CAN GO TO JURY
(FindLaw's Law & Daily Life) - Two former New York City waitresses will soon be meeting with a jury. A state appeals court has agreed that Kristen McRedmond and Alexandria Lipton can sue South Place Restaurant & Bar for retaliation and discrimination. They claim they were fired after complaining about the bar's "no fatties" policy.

Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

The Discipline Book at http://thedisciplinebook.blogspot.com/

Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

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