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VIAW Newswire 12.20.12

Posted on 02 January 2013 by admin

EEOC Sues American Tool & Mold For Disability Bias

American Tool & Mold, a Clearwater, Fla., company that designs and manufactures injection molds for plastics, violated federal law when it fired a man because it regarded him as disabled, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

http://tinyurl.com/9wb7t83

 

Federal Employee Advocacy Group Calls on Congress to Reject Workers’ Comp Cuts

For the past several months, our blog has covered in great detail how California lawmakers introduced significant reform to the state workers’ compensation system via the passage of Senate Bill 863, a measure designed to cut costs and change how work comp benefits are calculated.

http://tinyurl.com/d5wdvcp

 

Aquaculture Workers Are Excluded From Longshore Benefits

Claimant filed a claim for hearing loss against Ingalls Shipbuilding, whom he worked for as a pipefitter in 1944, and Clark Seafood, which employed Claimant for forty years as a commercial processor of fish.

http://tinyurl.com/d4q65jq

 

CDC Language Barrier Contributed to Chlorine Leak At Chicken Plant

In a report released Friday, the Centers for Disease Control discusses their findings in a chlorine gas release that occurred at a Tyson chicken processing plant in Springdale, Ark., last summer.

http://tinyurl.com/d7n5c6y

 

Injured Workers Falling Deeper Into Poverty

He can’t collect employment insurance or workers’ compensation benefits.

http://tinyurl.com/d9edd5w

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