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July 2013 Archives

Former 'American Idol' singers sue in New York for racial bias

Different industries may use different types of employment contracts to address specific industry-related issues. Within an industry, the nature of a relationship may have certain niche areas. Many media personalities have contractual relationships between the on-air performer and the employer. But, even in the entertainment industry, a network or other entity may need performers to appear in niche roles.

Transgender woman settles workplace harassment lawsuit

A government contractor along the East Coast has settled an employment discrimination lawsuit that was brought on behalf of a transgender woman. The woman had filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which found in 2012 that reasonable cause exists that the company violated federal civil rights laws that prohibit sex discrimination in the workplace.

Spa worker sues for sexual harassment over Brazilian wax training

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Workers are entitled to be free from harassment in the workplace, and laws also prohibit employers from making adverse employment decisions against a person for raising a sexual harassment complaint. Harassment may involve different forms of conduct ranging from repeated offensive comments about a person’s sex to other verbal and physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Former 'Biggest Loser' contestant in contract dispute in New York

Employment contracts can come in a wide variety of occupations. While many jobs have no express written contract, there are many others that involve a contractual agreement. The issues are generally included in an effort to define an employment relationship that can be used to modify general employment principles in a state. But, sometimes disputes over employment contracts can head to litigation.

Long Island woman sues for discrimination after donating kidney

A Hicksville, New York woman says that she was fired after helping her supervisor move up the list on the national organ donor list to receive a kidney transplant. The woman says in her disability discrimination lawsuit that she suffered complications after donating a kidney.