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  • Civil Service Reform Act Provides Exclusive Avenue for Judicial Review
    Civil Service Reform Act Provides Exclusive Avenue for Judicial Review

    On June 11 th , 2012, in Elgin v. Dept. of Treasury, (The U.S. Supreme Court, No. 11-45), held that the Civil Service Reform Act (CRSA) provides the exclusive avenue to judicial review when adverse ...

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  • Internet Criticism of Former Employer is Constitutionally Protected Speech
    Internet Criticism of Former Employer is Constitutionally Protected Speech

    May 29 th , 2012, in Summit Bank v. Rogers , (California Courts of Appeal– 1st District, No. A129800), the court found that a criticism of a former employer by a former employee posted on the internet ...

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  • The Requirements of Establishing Prima Facie Age Discrimination
    The Requirements of Establishing Prima Facie Age Discrimination

    On May 29 th , 2012, in Schechner v. KPIX-TV , (United States Court of Appeals—Ninth Circuit, No. 11-15294), the court found that in order for a prima facie age discrimination case to be established, ...

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  • Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment
    Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment

    Hostile work environment sexual harassment occurs where the sexual conduct had the purpose or effect of interfering with work or creating an intimidating, hostile environment. To establish a case for ...

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  • Breach of Collective Bargaining Agreement
    Breach of Collective Bargaining Agreement

    On May 21st, 2012 in Alday v. Raytheon Co., (US Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit, No.08-16984), the court held that the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) allows for a cause of action ...

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  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
    Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

    Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to sexual conduct or favors in order to receive job benefits, an increase in salary, or job promotion. To establish a quid pro quo ...

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