Archive for December, 2011

Our Client Just Scored a Major Victory!

December 21, 2011

Bank of America to pay $335M in settlement with DOJ over discriminatory lending practices. By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press Bank of America agreed to pay $335 million to resolve allegations that its Countrywide unit engaged in a widespread pattern of discrimination against qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers on home loans. The settlement with the U.S. [...]

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5 Termination Mistakes Employers Could Easily Avoid

December 19, 2011

5 Termination Mistakes Employers Could Easily Avoid0Posted on: 12-19-2011 by: workplaceweekly While employers can take advantage of employment at will, discharging an employee sometimes comes with a price. Giving the current enlighten work environment and the easy with which information is shared, coupled with the enforcement power of regulatory agencies. Employers can easily avoid liability [...]

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Workplace Sexual Harassment – Be Careful!

December 15, 2011

By Jane Mundy Sacramento, CA: Sexual harassment casts a wide net of damage in the workplace. It can cause psychological and physical damage, and it can create a hostile workplace—all of which are violations of the California Labor Law. Mary dealt with sexual harassment from her boss for the past two years. About four months [...]

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A CASE OF MISTAKEN DIVERSITY

December 2, 2011

A Case of Mistaken Diversity By Robert Traver Uh-oh. They think I’m gay. Until that moment, my first on-campus interview was going well. Everything was by the book: In the dining room of the campus hotel, I had a light breakfast with the search-committee chair. A brief walk across the small campus and then I [...]

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