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December 2012 Archives

Employee fired for whistleblowing over unfair business practices

An ex-employee of A&E's hit show "Storage Wars" has alleged that valuables found hidden in the abandoned storage lockers featured on the show are placed there by the producers themselves in order to cheat the viewers. The former employee has filed a lawsuit against the producers, claiming that the producers placed newspapers chronicling the death of Elvis Presley and a BMW mini in the lockers to make the show more dramatic. The ex-employee said that he was fired as a result of his complaints about the show's lack of ethics.

Claims of disability discrimination result in EEOC suit

Minnesota workers may be interested to learn that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a disability discrimination case against Sony Electronics, Inc. and Staffmark Investment LLC. It has been alleged that these companies terminated the services of a woman with a prosthetic leg. The woman was fired due to disability, which is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the district director of the EEOC, sufficient evidence has been found by the EEOC to believe that the woman was terminated due to her disability.

Employee alleges employment discrimination, wrongful termination

Many people have enjoyable work experiences; however, sometimes, that isn't the case. Minneapolis workers may be interested to know that in late November of this year, an Iowa woman who once worked as a corrections officer filed a federal employment discrimination suit against her county and its jail administrator and sheriff. The former employee claims she was made to work in a hostile work environment and was a victim of workplace retaliation, gender discrimination and wrongful termination in August 2011.

Teacher sues school authorities for wrongful termination

A former assistant teacher has filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination, alleging that she was terminated due to a complaint she filed against a teacher. The former assistant teacher accused another staff member of abusing children and zoning out during school hours. The former assistant teacher alleged that the staff member took pills during school hours and required the assistant teachers to teach. The former assistant teacher accused the school authorities of employment discrimination.

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