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June 2013 Archives

Supreme Court dissent claims supervisor ruling dilutes Title VII

A ruling was made this week that has an effect on employment claims involving discrimination or retaliation in the workplace. The decision was made with a 5-4 vote, which means that four justices did not agree with the majority decision in one way or another.

After only several hours of nursing home care, mother loses life

From the outside, the home looks like a modern, well-kept facility in West Virginia. The blue sign mounted between two solid stone pillars is inviting, but the daughter of one woman said that things aren't so positive behind the walls. 

How safe are designated drivers, really?

The designated driver program was started to help reduce the number of drunk driving accidents. The idea behind the program is simple: when a group plans a night out, plan for one person to stay sober so that everyone can get home safely. It is a plan that is foolproof, right? I guess that all depends on the designated driver's definition of "sober."

West Virginia secretary fired after bad restaurant review

Technology has revolutionized the way that our world runs. Businesses have had to adapt to online customers, data is accessible from anywhere and social media websites have taken "word of mouth" to a global level. It is no surprise that employers created Internet-use policies, but how far can they go in restricting employees?

3 dozen car pileup in West Virginia...Who's at fault?

Three dozen cars motor vehicles backed up traffic late last week on Interstate 64 in West Virginia. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's office released information about the accident through a spokeswoman who confirmed that 38 vehicles were tied up in the crash that occurred in the evening hours on the bridge over the Kanawha River near Charleston.

Women sue employer in West Virginia for failing to end harassment

Sexual harassment is harmful and may have a significant and negative impact on workers in West Virginia. Verbal and physical harassment is degrading, it may make victims feel unsafe, and it may even cause victims to seek medical treatment for emotional injuries. Sadly, after suffering these harmful effects, some women and men may also lose their jobs.

West Virginia senator focused on preventing child head injuries

The outcome of a brain injury suffered in a motor vehicle crash, a slip-and-fall accident or while playing a sport may be devastating for victims in West Virginia. Brain injuries may result in minor concussions, requiring individuals to limit their activities for a few days while they recover. But brain injuries may also result in serious health complications and long-term damage. Traumatic brain injuries may cause victims to suffer permanent impairments, and a serious brain injury may even result in death.

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