A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a trial judge's decision to throw out a discrimination and retaliation case brought by a man who sued Florida's Department of Environmental Protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming that he lost his job because he was morbidly obese.
The union for the Library of Congress Police Force is fighting an LOC-supported absorption of its officers into the U.S. Capitol Police, charging that the merger effectively discriminates against its black and older officers.
McAfee Inc., in the business of fending off software viruses, is now facing a purported Fair Labor Standards Act collective action filed by a sales representative who says he worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving overtime pay.
Third-party financing of litigation and an increasing acceptance of class action lawsuits in European courts have opened companies there up to litigation risks similar to those in the United States, a major British insurance firm reports.
Former Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. manager Carl Mayfield, 59, has sued the Wall Street bank, claiming he was fired after 16 years with the company for being too old.
More than 30 police officers have kicked off a proposed age discrimination class action against the city and county of San Francisco, claiming that its police department has repeatedly awarded promotions and raises to younger, less qualified employees over their older, more experienced counterparts.
A federal judge has found the Air Line Pilots Association and four pilots engaged in a number of tactics to disrupt operations at UAL Corp.’s United Airlines.
Union organizers can hold a new election at Consolidated Biscuit Co. and the company must reinstate two terminated pro-union employees, an appeals court has ruled, affirming an earlier decision by the National Labor Relations Board.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to the Family Medical Leave Act on Friday that expand the law’s coverage of military families while also imposing some tighter restrictions on workers, raising the ire of employee advocates.
A federal jury has sided against the Nassau County Police Department, ordering the agency to hand over $1 million to three female former detectives who allegedly experienced sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of their fellow officers.
Smithfield Foods Inc. has been slammed with a proposed class and collective action alleging that it failed to pay the employees at its Crete, Neb., hog processing facility for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms and for other time worked.
A pair of assistant managers has smacked McDonald's Corp. with a potential collective action, accusing the hamburger giant of failing to pay them proper overtime wages during an interim training period.
An appeals court is set to hear a case Wednesday that centers on whether federal workplace safety requirements preempt one state's recent attempts to ease the restrictions of employees bringing guns onto an employer’s property.
A former busboy at the New York City barbecue restaurant owned by pop singer Justin Timberlake has filed a proposed class action, alleging he was bilked out of overtime and tips.
A former director at Deloitte & Touche LLP has accused the auditing firm of age discrimination after he was fired as part of what one senior manager referred to as an effort to prune the “older mature professionals” from his division.
Business software maker Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to settle a shareholder derivative action over stock options backdating by company executives, 18 months after revealing discrepancies in its accounting of equity awards.
A federal court of appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a proposed Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action against Avaya Inc., which was prompted by the company's spin-off from Lucent Technologies and its stock troubles.
The former special assistant to the associate director of minerals revenue management at the U.S. Department of the Interior has been handed two years of probation and a $2,500 fine for a felony violation of the criminal conflict of interest law.
An appeals court has upheld an order granting more than $267,000 in severance pay and benefits to U.S.-based union workers who were permanently laid off in 2006 from then-bankrupt Brazilian airline Varig S.A.
The U.S. Department of Labor has sued fiduciaries of The Employee Ownership Holding Co.'s employee stock ownership plan for mismanaging the plan's assets, causing financial harm to the plan's participants in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.