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Target Sued for Failure to Pay Workers Overtime for Security Screenings

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Target fails to compensate workers at its Illinois distribution centers for their time — and overtime — spent going through security screenings prior to clocking in and out of work, a new class action lawsuit alleges. Plaintiff Luis Cortez claims … Continue reading

Apple to Audit U.S. Labor Practices After Accusations of Union-Busting

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Apple has agreed to review its labor practices in the US after regulators and employees and accused the company of union busting. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of its annual shareholders meeting, Apple said it would carry out … Continue reading

Students File Lawsuit After Prohibition of Wearing BLM Apparel

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High school students in Georgia have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Effingham County School District for prohibiting students from wearing clothes promoting Black Lives Matter messaging. The three unnamed students, one 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds, allege in the suit … Continue reading

Fired Employee Sues CVS Over Refusal to Prescribe Birth Control for Religious Reasons

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A former CVS Health nurse practitioner is suing the pharmacy chain for firing her after she refused to prescribe birth control, citing her religious beliefs. Texas resident J. Robyn Strader said in the suit that her Baptist faith prevents her from prescribing … Continue reading

Ex-Employee at the St. Louis Office of the Circuit Attorney Sued for Racial Discrimination

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A former diversion specialist at the St. Louis Office of the Circuit Attorney is suing her former boss, Kim Gardner, alleging workplace discrimination. Rebecca Goetz was hired by the Circuit Attorney’s Office, or CAO, in October 2021 to work for … Continue reading

Ex-Fire Chief Files $10M Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

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Former Flint, Michigan, Fire Chief Raymond Barton filed a federal $10 million lawsuit against the city and its mayor alleging that he was terminated because he refused to help cover up a house fire that killed two young brothers. Barton … Continue reading

Kirk Stange Named President of The National Advocates Top 100

The National Advocates is pleased to announce that Kirk Stange of Stange Law Firm, with multiple locations in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, has been selected as the 2023 National Advocates Top 100 President. Since 2007, Kirk has worked … Continue reading

Ulta, Papa John’s Sued for Using Session Replay Software to Record Website Visitors

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Consumers hit a number of companies with class action lawsuits alleging they used session replay software to covertly intercept and record the electronic communications of visitors to their website in real time. The class action lawsuits, which consumers filed in … Continue reading

Oklahoma Professor Files Lawsuit After Being Fired for Hosting Gay Speaker

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A former Oklahoma Christian University professor, who was allegedly fired for having a gay guest speaker talk to his class, is now firing back with a lawsuit. “You have a 41-year tenured professor who got fired for bringing in a … Continue reading

Civil Rights Officials File Historic Lawsuit that Alleges Section 8 Discrimination

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California civil rights officials have sued two Sacramento landlords, alleging they illegally harassed and evicted a tenant because she paid through a Section 8 voucher. The lawsuit, announced Wednesday, is the first brought by the state Civil Rights Department under … Continue reading