Category: Jobcuts & Layoffs

Wendy Bell, Controversial News Anchor, Suing TV Station: They Fired Me Because I’m White News anchor Wendy Bell is suing Pittsburgh-based WTAE for firing her, claiming that the TV station gave her the pink slip because she’s white. In a federal lawsuit, Bell alleged that WTAE canned her on March 30 “because of her race.”…

Pimco Cuts Jobs After Decline in Assets Since Gross’s Exit Pacific Investment Management Co. cut its workforce by 68 people, or about 3 percent, and is offering buyouts as assets under management have fallen in recent years, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg. “Like any responsible business, Pimco … Read more on Bloomberg

Ireland’s Abortion Ban Is Cruel, Inhuman, and Discriminatory, Says U.N. Specifically, they said: To this end, the State party should amend its law on voluntary termination of pregnancy, including if necessary its Constitution, to ensure compliance with the Covenant, including effective, timely and accessible procedures for … Read more on New York Magazine

Spokane’s ex-police Chief Frank Straub resigned, wasn’t fired, judge rules “I see it as a voluntary termination,” Rice said. “I don’t see it as a termination.” Mary Schultz, Straub’s attorney, said Mayor David Condon and his staff attempted to publicly depict the departure as a resignation, but their actions amounted … Read more on The…

Judge dismisses wrongful termination claims brought by former Police Chief Frank Straub Straub used both the terms “resignation” and “termination” in reference to his departure from the city, and that he signed a letter of resignation a few weeks after the news conference announcing the end of Straub’s employment. “I see it as a v…

UAE Labour Law: Detailed job offers, termination terms, a must The UAE’s Ministerial Development Council, presided by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, discussed the preparation of a global regulatory framework for Islamic finance as part of the UAE … Read more on Emirates247

No Advance Notice is Required to Terminate At-Will Employment in Virginia The court held that “the phrase ‘reasonable notice’ simply means effective notice that the employment relationship has ended.” It noted that if employers were not required to provide effective notice of the termination of employment, an employee … Read more on JD Supra