As we have previously noted, employees are filing more and more retaliation cases. In 1997, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accepted 16,394 charges alleging retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but that number swelled to 33,082 in 2016.
Recently, a Justice Department official offered this sage advice: “If you’re going to defraud the government with a doctor’s note, make sure to spell the name right.” This was exactly the case for one Colorado U.S. Postal worker, who decided to defraud the government for 2 years—claiming she was suffering from cancer.
Dog bites are an iconic job hazard for the brave men and women of the United States Postal Service (USPS), and they appear to be on the rise. Find out below which U.S. city has the dubious distinction of logging the most postal worker dog bites.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—recently ruled in favor of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) after it terminated an injured letter carrier who was out on leave. Although the employer escaped liability in this case, the facts clearly reveal that it wasn’t for lack […]
by Alyssa Yatsko Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employee has two years from the date of an FMLA violation to file a lawsuit against his employer. If the violation was “willful,” however, the employee has three years to file the lawsuit. Up until now, the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]