Software Company Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination

Written by: Neil Ognibene The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed suit against New Jersey-based software company NICE Systems, Inc. (NICE) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The EEOC accused NICE of violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

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New Virginia Law Grants Greater Protection for Whistleblowers

Written by: Kyle Mosey Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently signed new laws that provide employees with greater rights in many aspects of their employment. Of these new laws, House Bill 798 is an extensive whistleblower law that grants employees a great deal of protection from their employer’s retaliation. This law, which becomes effective July 1, […]

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Wrongful Discharge or Wrongful Termination v. Employment At-Will

Written by: David Fulleborn “Wrongful discharge” and “wrongful termination” are terms often used to describe any unfair termination from employment.  These are probably the two terms that we hear most often from potential clients when they are terminated. The terminated employees say they need a “wrongful discharge attorney” or a “wrongful termination lawyer.” Many prospective […]

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Conservative Supreme Court Protects LGBTQ Rights In The Workplace

Written by: Dave Scher In a massive win for employees all over the country, the Supreme Court has ruled that LGBTQ rights, or rights based on sexual orientation, are protected under Title VII, the statute that provides civil rights protections for employees in the workplace. You can read the entire opinion by clicking here. Courts […]

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FedEx Ground settles EEOC lawsuit for $3.3 million

Written by: Neil Ognibene FedEx Ground agrees to pay $3.3M to settle a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The suit, alleging that FedEx Ground failed to provide reasonable accommodations to hard-of-hearing package handlers, was filed pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities […]

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Court of Appeals Finds in Favor of HLG VA Client

Written by: David Fulleborn Court Reverses Client’s Removal from the VA based upon the VA and MSPB’s Improper Application of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act On March 31, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a significant victory for VA employees, and Hoyer Law Group […]

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