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$50M Lawsuit Says NUMC Discriminated Against Pregnant Security Guard
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A $50 million harassment and discrimination lawsuit has been filed by a former Nassau University Medical Center. The lawsuit alleges that the then-pregnant security guard was forced to work in 95-degree heat without water and that supervisors prevented her from seeking medical attention. The plaintiff filed suit this week in the Eastern District of New York against NUMC, its parent company, Nassau Health Care Corp., and two current or former security managers.
Robert Brodsky, Newsday 04/08/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Black Amazon Employees Allege Pattern of Racial Discrimination
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Current and former Black employees at Amazon say they have faced racial discrimination at work. One woman filing suit against the company alleges the Amazon has "a pattern of hiring Black employees at lower levels than comparable white employees." The plaintiff, a senior manager at Amazon Web Services, says she believes she should have been eligible for a higher salary. She alleges she has lost out on millions of dollars in her four years in the role.
Christin Ayers, KING 5 Television 04/05/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Menards Will Pay $25,000 to Settle Harassment Suit
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Michigan-based home improvement store operator Menards will pay out $25,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging an assistant manager sexually harassed female employees. The lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Menards was aware that the manager was sending pornographic messages to the women, but did nothing about it. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Staff Report, Insurance Journal 04/06/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Recall: 2.5M Verizon Mobile Hotspots Can Overheat and Catch Fire
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Verizon has issued a recall on 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots due to fire and burn hazards. "The lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards," states the recall. Verizon has received 15 reports of devices overheating, including six incidents of fire damage to flooring or bedding.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 04/08/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Mother Reaches Settlement With Duquesne University Over 2018 Student Death
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The mother of a Duquesne University student who fell to his death from a residence hall has settled her lawsuit against the university. Documents filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court indicate that the plaintiff and the university have reached a confidential settlement. Following her son's death in 2018, the plaintiff questioned how the university handled and accounted for the minutes before her son died.
Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04/08/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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$1.15M Settlement in Man's Shooting Death by Los Angeles Police in Helicopter
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The family of a man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police in a helicopter will receive a $1.15 million settlement. The 29-year-old was killed following an hours-long standoff with police in 2017. According to a report, the man was unarmed during his interaction with police the day he was killed. The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the man's family in 2018.
Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News 04/07/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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