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Chrysler to pay $60K in Milwaukee retaliation case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal agency says Chrysler Group LLC has agreed to pay $60,000 to resolve allegations of retaliation against two female workers at a Milwaukee distribution center. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a judge accepted the consent decree Wednesday. According to the EEOC, a supervisor reassigned a female worker from a coveted position ... Subscribe Login ...

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09-834 Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.

Employment FLSA; retaliation The scope of statutory term “filed any complaint” in the Fair Labor Standards Act includes oral, as well as written, complaints. A narrow interpretation would undermine the Act’s basic objective,  which is to prohibit “labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the  minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general  well-being of workers,” ... Subscribe ...

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10-1846 Loudermilk v. Best Pallet Co., LLC

Employment Retaliation Where an employee was fired after submitting a note complaining about racial discrimination, summary judgment was improperly granted to his employer on his retaliation claim. “Best Pallet insists that Lyons did not read the note before firing Loudermilk, but Lyons himself says that he did read it (though Lyons maintains that Loudermilk delivered the note some ... Subscribe ...

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09-291 Thompson v. North American Stainless, L.P.

Employment Retaliation; spouses An employee may sue his employer for retaliation, if he is terminated because his wife filed an employment discrimination claim. If the facts Thompson alleges are true, his firing by NAS constituted unlawful retaliation. Title VII’s antiretaliation provision must be construed to cover a broad range of employer conduct. Burlington N. & S. F. R. ... Subscribe ...

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09-1496 Leitgen v. Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Inc.

Employment Retaliation Where an employer was dissatisfied with an employee's interpersonal skills for years before she complained of gender disparity in pay, and the pay dispute had also been ongoing for years, the employee's termination was not retaliation. "Leitgen responds that her complaints were ongoing up until September 2006, and therefore a large time gap does not separate ... Subscribe ...

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2009AP2203 Garner v. State of Wisconsin, et al.

Employment WFEA; retaliation Theresa Garner appeals the circuit court's order and judgment dismissing her action against the State of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin System Administration, Joely B. Urdan, Shannon E. Bradbury, Brenda Sedmak, Alan Crist, Jason Beier, Sandra D. Humes, Amy R. Watson and Diane Lund. Garner ... Subscribe Login ...

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09-1757 Norman-Nunnery v. Madison Area Technical College

Employment Retaliation; right of association; due process Where a candidate for a position was not the most qualified candidate, summary judgment was properly granted to the employer on her claim that she was not fired because her husband once filed a frivolous lawsuit against the employer. "Under either case, Norman-Nunnery's claim cannot survive summary judgment because she has ... Subscribe ...

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09-2815 Hill v. Potter

Employment Retaliation Where an employee could not show there was work available that she could perform with her limitations, summary judgment was properly granted to the employer on her claim that her hours were reduced in retaliation for engaging in protected activities. "We agree with the district court that Hill has failed to show that Kavanaugh and Fuscaldo ... Subscribe ...

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09-3002 Hatmaker v. Memorial Medical Center

Employment Retaliation The participation clause in Title VII does not prohibit retaliation for participation in an internal investigation. The 'investigation' to which section 2000e-3 refers does not include an investigation by the employer, as distinct from one by an official body authorized to enforce Title VII. (A possible exception, discussed below, is irrelevant to this case.) The participation ... Subscribe ...

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