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April 2012 Archives

Compensation awarded to women in pregnancy discrimination case

Many women in Colorado are no doubt familiar with the need to take time off of work when they reach the end of pregnancy. Most employers are usually happy to accommodate their employees when they go through such a life-changing experience. However, a recent discrimination case put one small business in quite an unfavorable light after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the company.

Aflac settles for $17,000 with employee after FMLA violation

Many employees in Colorado are probably familiar with Aflac, the supplemental insurance company with commercials featuring a duck that screams the company's name. The ads are often odd and sometimes funny. Unfortunately for Aflac, the company recently had to pay out a decidedly unfunny $17,000 settlement to a former employee because the U.S. Department of Labor determined the company violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Recent medical leave ruling could affect Colorado employees

Many Aurora residents have likely experienced a situation in which it becomes necessary to take time off from work to care for a sick loved one or even for oneself. For most people, their employers allow them the flexibility to take this time off without having to worry about employment discrimination. After all, federal law protects employees in this regard.

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