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January 2013 Archives

Employees earn large settlement in sexual harassment suit

A 14 year long lawsuit centered around allegations of sexual harassment appears to be over after the company sued by workers agreed to settle. According to reports, Carrols Corp., a franchisee of the popular fast food restaurant Burger King, has agreed to pay a group of 89 workers $2.5 million as settlement for sexual harassment in the workplace.

Former employee sues Minnesota hospital for cover-up

A Hennepin County woman accused Woodwinds Health Campus of destroying key documents that could have harmed the hospital's reputation. The federal lawsuit alleges that the officials of the hospital were involved in a cover-up, purportedly hiding incidents. These incidents possibly could have led to lawsuits against the hospital.

Dillard's Inc. to pay $2 million for discrimination

The national retail chain Dillard's Inc. will be paying a whopping $2 million and will commit to extensive changes companywide to settle a class action disability discrimination lawsuit. The disability discrimination lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and addressed the company's policy that required all employees to reveal confidential and personal information to get approval for sick leave.

Demoted Minneapolis firefighter awarded $420,000 as compensation

A federal jury has awarded a demoted Minneapolis firefighter $420,000 and yet-to-be-determined attorneys' fees for a 2009 demotion from the position of deputy chief by the fire chief at the time of her employment. The jury agreed that she was wrongly demoted because of employment discrimination. The demoted employee argued that the chief's actions had resulted in emotional distress and that she lost many thousands of dollars due to decreased salary and benefits.

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