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December 2012 Archives

Court: Newspaper allowed to fire union journalists

A long-running wrongful termination dispute between a local newspaper and several employees has come to an end at an appeals court in Washington, D.C., according to local media reports. The case was seen as a victory for business owners, but the employees who lost their jobs are less enthusiastic about the outcome.

Woman files termination suit against Houston firm for harassment

A Harris County woman has filed a civil suit against a Houston employer for wrongful termination relating to a sexual harassment claim. The woman, who had been employed by Crown Castle USA, alleges that she was fired from her job after she submitted complaints about sexual harassment and discrimination at the company. The suit, which was filed in a Houston court, claims that the company mistreated the woman and retaliated against her because of the sexual harassment allegations.

Suit amended to add Wal-Mart as warehouse plaintiff

In a continuation of the labor-related battles that have been waging between Wal-Mart and its Southern California warehouse workers, the workers have named the superstore as a defendant in a federal wage-theft suit. Although the workers at the facilities in California and Illinois have filed complaints against the warehouse operators in the past, this is the first time that the big-box store has been named directly as a party in the suits.

Game show model nets millions in pregnancy suit

A former game show model has won more than $8 million in connection with a wrongful termination suit. The woman claimed in the suit that the show "The Price is Right" refused to take her back after she completed her maternity leave, violating federal regulations including the Family and Medical Leave Act. The 41-year-old woman had showcased items on the television show from 2002 to 2009.

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