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Major Company Sued for Age Discrimination & Gender Pay Inequity Highlights Just How Common These Legal Violations Are in The Workplace

By Douglas & Carter |

The working space giant “WeWork” was recently sued for age and gender discrimination and pay inequity. The former vice president accused the company of hiring an employee that was 20 years younger and eventually relinquished him of his job at the company as a result; stating that his job was simply removed. These experiences… Read More »

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A Simple Fix to a Number of Products Could Prevent Many Children from Being Maimed and Killed Every Year

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Just over the last 15 years, there have been over 100 cases of young children being injured by lawn mowers backing over them, resulting in at least eight deaths and a number of other children suffering from amputations of feet, fingers, hands, limbs, toes, and other body parts. Still, there is no question that… Read More »

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Concussions Are Now the Leading Cause of Injury for Children in Sports, But The Details Might Surprise You

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A new study published indicates that elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports face a greater risk of suffering concussions and other catastrophic injuries. While most of the media attention surrounding this issue in older children and young adults has focused on the tendency for sports like football to inflict these types of… Read More »

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The U.S. Supreme Court Has Accepted Three Workplace Discrimination Cases That Could Shape the Future of Title VII Protections

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted three cases that will determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on gender identity and/or sexual orientation. In each of the cases, it is clear that the plaintiffs suing were terminated because of their gender identity. Still, the administration has… Read More »

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Tesla Sued for Wrongful Death & Related Claims Due to Fatal Accident

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The family of an Apple engineer who was killed while testing the Autopilot feature in a Tesla vehicle last year filed a lawsuit against the automaker in early May, alleging that the Autopilot feature caused his death. Specifically, the driver’s family claims that the navigation system misread the lane lines on the highway and… Read More »

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Spring Brings More Traumatic Injuries as Cars, Bicycles, and Pedestrians Hit the Road

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Spring can be the deadliest time of the year, as many hit the road for spring break trips and other activities that can lead to car accidents and traumatic brain injuries. According to statistics, auto accidents are responsible for 17 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year; second only… Read More »

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Employment Discrimination Case Filed Against IBM After Expose Released

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In late March, several former IBM employees filed a lawsuit against the company for employment discrimination; specifically, age discrimination in the workplace. At the time these plaintiffs were terminated from IBM, they were allegedly over the age of 55, and claim, as part of their lawsuit, that they were not provided with the information… Read More »

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Another Tesla Car Accident That Killed; This Time Goes Uninvestigated

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We’ve discussed the many issues associated with the Tesla Model S car and the danger it poses to consumers before. Sadly, that problem doesn’t appear to be going away: In late February, yet another driver was killed in an accident involving this vehicle when he lost control of the car, hit a tree, and… Read More »

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Workplace Discrimination Is Still a Huge Problem and Rarely Addressed by the Government

By Douglas & Carter |

Although thousands of people report employment discrimination every year, research shows that employers are rarely held accountable by the government. Many have no choice but to seek relief through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), however, cases rarely get resolved that way. Every year, the EEOC and local and state partners only provide workers… Read More »

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Wrongful Death & Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon

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A number of important lawsuits have recently been filed against shipping giant Amazon, both for wrongful death and unpaid overtime, as we discuss below: Wrongful Death in One of Amazon’s Warehouse Facilities One of those lawsuits involved an incident where an employee collapsed at an Amazon facility and emergency services were not notified about… Read More »

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