Unemployment

August 10, 2012

Burger King employees fired for picture of feet in lettuce

A picture of an employee with his feet in lettuce bins at a Burger King in Mayfield Heights, Ohio recently showed up on the internet and on Facebook. As a result of the incident, the franchisee took immediate action by investigating the situation and terminated the three employees involved. The Burger King location in which it happened was an independently owned and operated by a Burger King franchisee. Food safety is a major priority at […]
August 1, 2012

Geno Auriemma sued for discrimination

In New York, Kelley Hardwick, who is working as an NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit. She claims that she was removed from an assignment at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London because she declined an advance from Geno Auriemma who is the women’s national basketball coach. It is reported in the lawsuit that part of her job duties, she managed security basketball events which includes the Olympics in 2004 and […]
August 1, 2012

Detroit Healthcare Center to Pay $35,000 in Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

In Detroit, Michigan, the Whitehall Healthcare Center of Ann Arbor is a skilled nursing and long-term care facility which was sued for religious discrimination. The lawsuit was brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the center will pay $35,000 to settle the suit. The suit alleged that the Health Center refused to accommodate a Jehovah’s Witness employee’s scheduling needs. The employee was employed as a certified nursing assistant and is a practicing Jehovah’s […]
June 26, 2012

Wells Fargo fires employee for old criminal past

In Milwaukee, Yolanda Quesada, who worked for Wells Fargo was fired after a background check showed that she shoplifted 40 years ago.   Quesada stated that she was a good employee but was fired after more than five years of service at Wells Fargo.  She also stated that “I think there’s more important things in life than something I did 40 years ago.”  Quesada wants her job back, but that may not be possible since her […]
August 25, 2011

45,000 Verizon Workers Walk Out

Approximately 45,000 unionized workers at Verizon walked off the job on Sunday, August 07, 2011, after contract talks stalled over the weekend.
August 18, 2011

Job Cuts In Government Is Found To Hurt Cities

A recent Brookings Institution report found that 14 of 20 metro areas have performed worse since government job cuts began.