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Lawsuit: Volkswagen engaging in companywide age discrimination

A 60-year-old former supervisor at a Volkswagen manufacturing facility in Tennessee has filed a collective-action against the automaker. The federal lawsuit claims that Volkswagen AG and two of its U.S. subsidiaries “are engaged in a company-wide policy of age discrimination against employees 50 years and older.” The plaintiff is suing on behalf of himself and other affected employees nationwide.

Study: Over half of women in STEM academics are sexually harassed

If you get a job in a STEM field -- science, technology, engineering or math -- you should be set for life. There is a nationwide push for students to focus on STEM fields because these are some of the fastest growing career fields in the United States. They are also some of the most desirable in terms of pay, benefits and interesting work.

How the #metoo movement in Hollywood has influenced the workplace

#Metoo. This is a hashtag that many of us recognize. Originated by Tarana Burke, the movement was an effort toward working to build solidarity among young survivors of harassment and assault. Though she started this in 2006, the hashtag came to Hollywood’s attention when actress Alyssa Milano tweeted about the movement.

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    Bad Faith Result

    $250 Million

    Recovery for policyholders victimized by insurance bad faith practices following Northridge Earthquake.

  • Recent Class
    Action Result

    $23 Million

    Judgment on behalf of a class of employees for personal injury and loss of property related to illegal working conditions.

  • Recent Insurance
    Bad Faith Result

    $4 Million

    Recovery in defense costs for insureds denied their right to independent counsel by their insurance companies.

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