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July 2013 Archives

Unusual PA FMLA claim filed by a third party

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims that cancer specialist surgeon Dr. Kevin Staveley-O'Carroll was fired because he complained that center officials at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Centel mistreated his secretary after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Engineer files discrimination suit against PA steel company

An electrical enginner employed with a Pennsylvania steel compay, ArcelorMittal Steel USA, recently filed a discrimination claim alleging that the company violated the Civil irghts Act by acting in a racially discriminatory manner.

Unusual retaliation claim filed against Pittsburgh area casino

Employees should never have to fear that they will be retaliated against for complaining about unsafe or illegal working conditions. When people are being subjected to discrimination, harassment or safety hazards in the workplace, it is important that they are able to speak up to protect their rights without the fear of being fired or blacklisted in their industry.

Pregnant Pa. women continue to face workplace discrimination

As we often discuss in this Pittsburgh Employment Law Blog, although significant strides have been made in order to provide equal rights to women in the workplace, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace in the 21st century. One unfair employment obstacle that many women confront here in Pennsylvania is that of pregnancy discrimination.

Wage theft, other labor abuses alleged in 7-Eleven case

A wide range of labor abuses are being alleged against several 7-Eleven franchise owners this week after federal authorities conducted a raid on stores and homes. In what was described as a "modern-day plantation" system, the franchise owners allegedly coerced undocumented immigrants from Pakistan and the Philippines to work in their stores for far less than minimum wage for up to 100 hours each week before taking them back to "company owned" housing.