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April 2013 Archives

Former Colorado professor denied wrongful termination appeal

A controversial former professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder who was fired after writing an essay shortly after the Sep. 11 terrorist attacks had his appeal of his employment law lawsuit denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. Though the university maintains that the professor was fired for plagiarism, he argues that he lost his job because of the essay, which suggested that the 9/11 attacks were triggered by U.S. foreign policy.

Wrongful termination suit against Colorado Springs is settled

When employees here in the state of Colorado believe that they were fired from their current position for reasons that violate company policy or which are entirely illegal, he or she may pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit to seek the justice they need and deserve.

Wal-Mart workplace discrimination class action refiled

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case in which nearly 1.5 million women who had worked for Wal-Mart tried to sue the company for sex discrimination in a nationwide class-action lawsuit. In that case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the court ruled that the group of women was too large and contained too many non-specific and dissimilar claims for the lawsuit to be appropriately tried as a class action.

Waitress says restaurant fired her due to brain surgery scar

A former Hooters waitress says that the restaurant fired her because of a scar on her head that was the result of a brain operation. She is accusing the national chain, which has locations in Denver, of disability discrimination because management forced her to wear a wig and sharply cut her hours when she was unable to.

Woman fired for being homeless? KFC manager changes story

Colorado law prevents employers from firing or refusing to hire employees based on several discriminatory factors, such as race, gender, marital status and age. Such laws are now common across the U.S. as public policy has come down against employment discrimination based on factors having nothing to do with job performance.

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