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August 2012 Archives

Woman claims MTV allowed bullying and discrimination

A lot of reports of discrimination and bullying in the workplace are made by average employees who do not have a lot of power. Even employees with a lot of company or management power can be forced to feel powerless through the actions of others.

More people finding jobs, but the money problems remain

Unemployment has hit hard in the past few years. There have been spurts of layoffs in which many people were forced out of their positions. Thankfully, many have found new jobs, but the income is at level that falls far short of their previous job. In fact, only 56 percent of those who lost their jobs in the period between January 2009 and December 2011 were able to return to the workforce. Out of these individuals, more than 50 percent brought in a lower salary than before, and one third of them took a 20 percent pay cut.

Nicollette Sheridan quit, no wrongful termination suit says court

Although the television show Desperate Housewives has ended, implications from events that occurred while the show was airing are still surfacing. Specifically, the potential wrongful termination of one of the main characters Nicollette Sheridan is still being debated.

The Mentalist actress claims sexual harassment by co-worker

Sexual harassment at the workplace happens in every state, including Missouri and Kansas. Most of the time sexual harassment claims do not become public news and are often not even reported by employees. Sexual harassment has a severe emotional impact on the victim and can also impact the victim's professional career.

Chick-fil-A accused of having a bias against women too

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, a once lesser-known eatery depending on where you live has recently attained national status -- but not necessarily for the right reasons. The chief of operations of the company recently released a statement sharing his beliefs concerning same-sex marriage.

Disneyland café employee called a 'camel' and a 'terrorist'

Disney movies are something very familiar to Kansas City homes, whether an adult grew up watching them or a parent shares them with their child. These movies celebrate the diversity in the world. Young girls idolize princesses like Mulan, Jasmine and even the lioness Nala who are of different faiths and come from different cultures.

Library of Congress faces employment discrimination suit

Employment discrimination in the workplace can happen at any workplace, no matter the size of the employer. This is evident in a recently filed employment discrimination lawsuit that was filed against the Library of Congress. The circumstances behind this pending lawsuit are not unique to the employer can have the potential to happen at any Kansas or Missouri workplace.

Disabled employee's wrongful termination verdict over $106,000

A local affiliate of the nationally recognized organization Planned Parenthood has been sued for wrongful termination. Although the affiliated office is outside of the Missouri and Kansas area, the implications of the employer's actions and the resulting lawsuit could impact Missouri and Kansas employees.

Playing Safe: The Importance of Wearing Helmets

When the weather is nice, children want to play outside. Summer is a time for bike-riding, playing sports, and playing on playgrounds. It is also a time when children are susceptible to serious head injuries. Falls from bikes, playground equipment and sport's injuries can cause concussions and other serious head injuries that have life-long consequences.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Kansas City employees

We talk a lot about age discrimination in the workplace, but there are some things every Kansas City should know about this type of discrimination. First, it is important to note that while the specifics of Kansas laws may differ from Missouri laws, but every employer must follow federal laws.