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McDonald's Employees File Class Action to Address 'Systemic' Sexual Harassment
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A number of McDonald's employees have filed a lawsuit seeking to address the sexual harassment of workers. According to a press release on Tuesday, the workers seek to force the chain to confront a “systemic problem” of sexual harassment. Over the last three years, more than 50 complaints have been filed by McDonald's employees alleging illegal conduct. The proposed class action complaint is backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
Staff Report, Reuters 11/12/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Lawsuit Filed Over 'Vigilante' Security Guard Who Shot Child Bystander
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According to a lawsuit, a "vigilante" security guard at a Houston T-Mobile store shot a child. The security guard was chasing down a suspected thief when he fired 10 shots, hitting the child in the back of her father's car. The lawsuit states the child was hit in the leg and had to relearn how to walk. The family has filed a lawsuit against the company that owns the T-Mobile store.
Matt Dougherty, KHOU-TV 11/11/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Bisconti Farms Pays $200,000 After Female Managers Harass Employees
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A $200,000 settlement has been reached in a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed against Bisconti Farms. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight female workers working in various mushroom-harvesting positions by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit alleged a female manager and two female employees at Bisconti Farms subjected the workers to repeated sexual harassment in the form of unwanted sexual touching and comments. One of the workers who complained about her treatment was demoted to a lower-paying position, the lawsuit alleged.
Staff Report, The National Law Review 11/10/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wells Fargo Bank Teller Drugged and Raped by Manager Files Suit
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Wells Fargo is facing a lawsuit by a former San Francisco bank teller who alleges she was drugged and raped by her manager. The plaintiff alleges she was given the date rape drug GHB by her then-manager when they went out for drinks in 2018. After losing consciousness, she awoke to her manager forcing himself on her, alleges the complaint. The lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of failing to prevent the harassment and assault from occurring. The complaint also cites battery, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Staff Report, CBS SF Bay Area 11/07/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Parent of Autistic Teen Killed in Golf Cart Crash Files Suit
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A lawsuit has been filed against California's Orange Unified School District over the death of an autistic teen in a golf cart crash. The special-needs teen died when he crashed a golf cart into a railing at El Modena High School in September. According to the lawsuit, the 15-year-old and the vehicle were unsupervised at the time of the incident. The lawsuit accuses the school district of negligence in the boy's death.
Alma Fausto, Orange County Register 11/08/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Three Infants Died From Contaminated Breast Milk at Pennsylvania Hospital, Alleges Lawsuit
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A recently filed lawsuit alleges Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center kept parents in the dark about a bacteria issue that led to three infant deaths. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of a 5-day-old baby who died after drinking contaminated breast milk in the hospital. The plaintiffs' child was the eighth infant to fall ill after exposure to contaminated donor breast milk. The hospital issued a statement on Friday stating that they have "made changes across its campuses in how donor breast milk is measured and administered."
Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post 11/08/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Law Firm Management

 
Workplace Evolution: Millennials in the Office
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It’s no secret that there’s a perceived divide between each generation’s work styles. Knowing how to best acclimate each within your firm can be difficult, especially if a large age gap exists between your senior management and less experienced employees. A hot button issue within this context is how to bridge the gap with the latest workforce addition—millennials.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 11/12/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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