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December 2013 Archives

Appeals court rules for fired plaintiff in organ donation case

A California man who says that he was fired for requesting time off to donate a kidney to his sister has won in a long legal battle with his former employer. An appellate court has determined that he was a victim of what is called "associational" discrimination, which generally involves employees' disabled family members who are covered under their insurance, at a significant cost to the employer. The plaintiff's sister is disabled.

Feds step in, sue company that denied FMLA leave

Many employees don't understand the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it could impact them in the future at their place of employment. This federal act is the same for people in every state, from California to Ohio and everywhere in between.

Man awarded settlement due to "no beards" policy

Many employers think they are doing the right thing by instituting policies, such as those that prohibit employees from having a beard or dressing a particular way. While they may not be intentionally attempting to harm an employee or applicant, this is exactly the way things come across.

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