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  • CEO Resigns Amid Inquiry into Inappropriate Relationship with Employee
    CEO Resigns Amid Inquiry into Inappropriate Relationship with Employee

    Mark V. Hurd was forced out of his position as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard yesterday after an investigation revealed "inappropriate conduct." The investigation did not confirm violations of ...

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  • CENSUS BUREAU ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATORY HIRING PRACTICES IN NEW YORK CITY
    CENSUS BUREAU ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATORY HIRING PRACTICES IN NEW YORK CITY

    Potential employees were disqualified from temporary jobs with the 2010 Census Bureau in New York City for their criminal background. Civil rights groups are bringing a lawsuit in response to their ...

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  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT FILED AGAINST NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
    SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT FILED AGAINST NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

    A Queens police officer has filed a sexual harassment suit against the New York City Police Department. She claims that a sergeant had asked her out several times, and when she rejected these ...

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  • JOB LOSS, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND THE ECONOMY
    JOB LOSS, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND THE ECONOMY

    Recently release job figures show that the unemployment rate has held steady at 9.5 percent for the past three months, and many are not optimistic that it will improve in the second half of 2010. The ...

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  • NEW LAW MAKES DISCRIMINATORY COMMENTS EASIER TO ADMIT IN COURT
    NEW LAW MAKES DISCRIMINATORY COMMENTS EASIER TO ADMIT IN COURT

    A ruling by the California Supreme Court makes it easier for employees to get their discrimination claims heard in court. Under the old rules, a lawsuit could be tossed out if the employer proves that ...

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