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  • Halunen Law - EmploymentDEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN SETTLES SICK DAY LAWSUITJune 21, 2020 - 8:42 pm

    Nationwide retailer Dillard’s recently settled an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by workers who say the department store forced them to provide detailed medical information in order to use their sick days. The class-action suit lasted for four years and was lead largely by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC says that the company forced […]

  • Historic Supreme Court Opinion Affirms Protections for LGBT WorkersJune 16, 2020 - 3:35 pm

    On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII’s prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of sex also prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee because of their sexual orientation or transgender status. Prior to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling, only 21 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto […]

  • A New Day in Court for Victims of Sexual Harassment: Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, Inc.June 10, 2020 - 3:56 pm

    In an important decision on June 3, 2020, in the case Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, Inc.[1] the Minnesota Supreme Court held that Minnesota courts are not bound by restrictive federal court guidance in determining what constitutes sexual harassment under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”). For the past several decades, federal courts have applied an extremely […]

  • Halunen Law - ConsumerDEFECTIVE FENTANYL PATCH BLAMED FOR MAN’S DEATHJune 4, 2020 - 8:00 pm

    Patients who need pain medication can receive such treatment in a variety of ways. Pills and injections are perhaps the most common means of administering pain relief, but pain patches containing the drug fentanyl are also widely used. Fentanyl is significantly stronger than morphine, so it’s no wonder that it takes a careful patch design […]

  • Breast Cancer Charity Steals Contributions“America’s Worst Charities” – Where is the Money Going?May 2, 2020 - 6:02 pm

    Almost $1 billion of $1.3 billion donated to “America’s Worst Charities” in the past decade went to for-profit solicitors rather than the intended beneficiaries of these donations, reported The Tampa Bay Times in conjunction with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and the Cable News Network (CNN). Entitled “America’s Worst Charities,” the exposé listed detailed […]

  • Supreme Court Further Denies Basic Rights to Workers & ConsumersMay 1, 2019 - 3:55 pm

    Recently the U.S. Supreme Court struck another blow against consumers and employees in the case of Lamps Plus, Inc.  v. Varela. Yet again the Court reasoned backward from the result it wanted to reach and went out of its way to find in favor of a corporate defendant – at the expense of individual citizens […]