Lowe’s Resolves Disability Discrimination Claims Paying Workers $8.6 M

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Lowe’s, one of the largest home improvement retailers in the country, settled an $8.6 million lawsuit that alleged wrongful termination due to disability discrimination. A lawsuit was brought by three former employees alongside the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) representing all workers who had taken a medical leave for more than the allowable time off by the company and subsequently fired because of it. The lawsuit alleged Lowe’s violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This case was resolved this past ...

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Transgender Employee Discriminated Against by Whole Foods

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Having to deal with constant workplace harassment day in and day out, can be mentally and physically taxing to say the least. When starting out at any job, one always hopes for a pleasant and work conducive environment. When Victor Alexander King started working at Whole Foods, a leading gourmet supermarket nationally and internationally, he probably never believed he would have been discriminated and harassed so intensely due to being transgender. One of Whole Foods mission statements is ...

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Understanding Vacation Pay in Illinois

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Understanding what you are entitled to receive with regards to your vacation pay is very important especially when it comes to leaving your place of employment. In that regard, laws vary greatly from state to state. For example, in Illinois under the Wage Payment and Collection Act, you have rights as an employee if you’ve been provided with paid vacation. Generally speaking, you must be paid by your employer for any unused vacation days you have left at the end ...

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