Teacher’s Termination for Posting “Repulsive” Comments to Facebook Overturned

A Manhattan court ruled that a teacher who posted comments to Facebook should not have had her employment terminated, since such a punishment “shocks one’s sense of fairness” and is “inconsistent with the spirit of the First Amendment.” The tenured teacher in this case, Matter of Rubino v....
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Employment: When can a pay cut justify good cause for leaving your job and to collect unemployment?

You may or may not know this, but whether you, as an unemployment compensation claimant, have good cause to leave your employment is a factual determination that is ultimately made by the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board (especially when your previous employer challenges your claim that you lef...
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Employment: Lifetime ban on employing a former drug addict after he fails a drug test does not violate any disability discrimination laws

A divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a company can impose a lifetime ban on employing a former drug addict after he fails a drug test and such actions do not violate any disability discrimination laws.   The Defendant, a collective bargaining agent and payroll administrator o...
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