You should complain in writing. But if you don’t complain in writing, you should complain a lot.

Kevin Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, 563 U.S. ___ (2011). Kevin Kasten is a former employee of the defendant, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation (“Saint-Gobain”). While Kasten was working at Saint-Gobain, he was required to put on and remove his work-related protective gear when he was off the clock, a practice which is plainly contrary to the the […]

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Sometimes, if you want it done wrong, you have to do it yourself.

Ze-Ze v. Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Regions, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:10cv959 (E.D.Va. January 28, 2011). Marie N. Ze-Ze worked as a clinical assistant at a clinic operated by Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Regions, Inc. (“Kaiser”), from early 1989 through February 20, 2008. Ze-Ze is a native of Cameroon, Africa, and was infected with hepatitis […]

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You can’t hide behind a cat’s paw.

Staub v. Proctor Hospital, 559 U.S. ___ (2011). At issue in this U.S. Supreme Court case was the extent to which an employer may be held liable for employment discrimination when the discriminating employee influences, but does not make, the ultimate adverse employment decision. Vincent Staub worked at Proctor Hospital as an angiography technician. Staub was […]

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