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Malicious Prosecution

- The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that a grocery store cannot be held liable for malicious prosecution of a patron because the employees who accused the patron of theft were acting honestly.

False Arrests

- An appeals court rules that an airline employee subjected to a mock arrest as a workplace prank may not sue the airline.

See You in Court

- Managers must be well versed in the many ways that discrimination cases can arise to avoid exposing the company to legal claims.

Legal Report

- Rulings on workers' compensation claims, discrimination, privacy, and workplace violence; plus legislation on identity theft, bullying, and drug testing.


- A federal appeals court has ruled that a company violated the ADA when it refused to reinstate an employee.


- A federal appeals court has ruled that a company’s decision to transfer an employee to another facility to settle a sexual harassment allegation constituted an adverse employment action.

Legal Report

- Must an employer investigate suspicions that a worker is viewing child porn at work? Plus, Congress on the Patriot Act reauthorization, identity theft, and border security.

Employee Monitoring

- The New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a company may be held liable if it fails to investigate an employee accessing child pornography at work.

Religious Discrimination

- A federal appeals court has ruled that General Motors Corporation need not recognize a religious group as part of its affinity program.

Third-Party Liability

- The California Supreme Court ruled that a landowner may be responsible for the injuries to a contractor’s employee under certain circumstances.

False Arrest

- A Mississippi appeals court has ruled that a casino security officer used proper investigative techniques when arresting a casino employee for theft.

Legal Report

- Courts examine investigative techniques used by security officers and a landowner’s responsibility for a contractor’s injuries. Plus, campus safety, cargo security, and disaster management are topics of proposed federal legislation.

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

- Other whistleblowers recounted similar experiences. Removal of the security clearance—vital for anyone working in intelligence—was the weapon most often used against them when they raised concerns about security problems within their organizations

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