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12 Nov 15 - Hiring, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Settles Race/National Origin Bias Claim for $14.5 Million

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit against a multistate oil drilling company involving charges of race and national origin discrimination, harassment and retaliation at facilities throughout the country. The combined monetary relief for all of the victims totals $14.5 million. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the company engaged in a “nationwide pattern […]

8 May 15 - Discrimination, Termination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Update: Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on Chips Receives Settlement

A long-term employee of a South San Francisco Walgreens recently received a $180,000 settlement to resolve a disability discrimination claim brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). HRWatchdog previously reported on this lawsuit. According to the lawsuit’s allegations, the employee, Josephina Hernandez, was fired when she grabbed a $1.39 bag of potato chips from […]

8 Jul 14 - Disabilities, Termination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court: Refusal to Sign Disciplinary Document No Bar to UI Claim

Last week, the California Supreme Court ruled that an employee’s refusal to sign a disciplinary notice confirming receipt was not misconduct but was “at most, a good faith error in judgment” that did not disqualify him from receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Under the Unemployment Insurance Code, an individual is ineligible for UI benefits if […]

7 Jul 14 - Benefits, Termination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on a Bag of Chips

A long-term employee of Walgreens was fired because the company claimed she violated its “anti-grazing” policy when she grabbed a bag of potato chips from the store and ate some of them to stabilize her low-blood sugar. According to the allegations, Josephina Hernandez worked for Walgreens for 18 years. Walgreens knew Hernandez was diabetic, and […]

22 Apr 14 - Disabilities, Discrimination, Termination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »