Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Justices again consider employment-law cases

The Washington Post
By Robert Barnes
Monday, November 15, 2010

Vincent Staub convinced a jury that his supervisors at a hospital got him fired because they were tired of his Army reserve duties taking too much of his time.
Kevin Kasten said the plastics company he worked for got rid of him for complaining that the time clock had been illegally placed in an inconvenient spot for workers.
And Eric Thompson said his pink slip came not from anything he did wrong. He said the company where he worked along with his fiancee was looking for a way to punish her for filing a sex discrimination complaint.
All three men are before the Supreme Court, seeking to expand the ways workers are protected from employers after they - or someone close to them, in Thompson's case - have done something to rile the bosses.

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