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Hessam Parzivand

Groped Employee Who Defended Self From Harrasser Did Not Forfeit Legal Protections

In Speed v. Wes Health System, a Pennsylvania Plaintiff survived dismissal of her suit for retaliatory discharge after she defended herself against a coworker who allegedly sexually harassed her for thirteen months. The employer Wes Health System (“WES”) fired both the harasser and Speed after she struck the harasser on the side of his face when he touched her leg a second time right after she warned him that she would defend herself after the first time.

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Hessam Parzivand

Employees Who Are Titled Managers May Be Entitled To Overtime Compensation

Lumber One hired three employees and titled them as managers of the company’s lumberyard. The company classified these employees as executives, and accordingly paid them on a salary basis without overtime compensation. During their employment with the company, the employees performed various duties including assembling shelves and stocking merchandise, and helping load trucks.

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Hessam Parzivand

NLRB Decision Allows Employees Use of their Employer’s Email System During Nonworking Time To Talk About Their Working Conditions

On December 11, 2014 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling allowing employees use of their employer’s email system during nonworking time for statutorily protected communications under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). As a result, many employees are now eligible to complain about their work conditions to each other via e-mail with legal protection.

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Hessam Parzivand

Telecommuting Could Be A Reasonable Accommodation

In 2011, Jane Harris, a resale buyer working with Ford Motor Company (“Ford”), filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging that the companies’ denial of her request to work from home (telework)...

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Hessam Parzivand

Attorney wants Noack post as evidence

After posting a comment to his Facebook page that offended some people, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack is facing more problems after he removed the post and issued a quasi-apology.

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