Employment Law

Video Ruins Yet Another Workers’ Comp Claim

How many workers’ compensation claims have been proven false by a video showing the claimant doing something inconsistent with his claimed injury? Well, it’s probably a lot.  And now it’s a lot plus one. Garrett Dalton, 41, of Naugatuck, Connecticut,…


Repeated Demands for Prostitute: Grounds for Termination?

I don’t want to keep you in suspense: the answer is yes. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, located in Iowa, apparently gives its employees a special bonus to mark their first year of employment.  The bonus, at least in this…


Butt Artist’s Case Against Former Employer Will Proceed

“Butt Artist Trial is Set” was the actual headline of the article at the link below, which informs us that a motion to dismiss Stan Murmer’s lawsuit against his former employer was denied on February 15.  Murmer, you may recall,…


Mustache-Discrimination Case Reaches Indian Supreme Court

On Monday, February 11, justices of the Supreme Court of India heard argument in the case of a man who claims he was fired from his job at Indian Airlines because of his sizeable and "elaborate" handlebar mustache.  Initial reports…



Take the Workplace Harassment Quiz

Recently I viewed an online training seminar (as I have pledged to kill the next person who uses the word “webinar,” I won’t use that word) designed to help attorneys recognize, avoid and/or deal with harassment situations in the workplace. …


Teacher Fired for Gluteal Art Sues Employer

I am already about a dozen items behind, and now this morning, on a very busy day, I learn about this new lawsuit.  The high-school art teacher who was fired in January after his employer learned that, on his own…


Blog Tracks Employment-Law Violations at Dunder-Mifflin

Employment lawyers and fans of "The Office" (among others) will enjoy "That’s What She Said," a blog by Julie Elgar at Ford & Harrison, an Atlanta-based labor and employment law firm.  Julie watches "The Office" and then posts an evaluation…