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“Flexible” employment practices have risen sharply last 10-15 years.
Microsoft Corp. will pay $97 million to settle a federal lawsuit from employees who claimed the software giant classified them as "temporary" workers for years to deny them standard benefits such as health insurance and the lucrative employee stock purchase plan, thereby saving the company millions.
Between 8,000 and 12,000 people are eligible for a share of the settlement.
LA Times 12.13.00
An Iowa judge has denied unemployment benefits to a man who claimed discrimination after being fired from an ethanol plant for drinking "automobile fuel" produced by the company. According to Neddermeyer, he showed up for work and saw that there had been a spill of 190-proof fuel alcohol contained in a 6-inch-deep holding pond.
“I am a recovering alcoholic, and … curious about the taste and its effects, I dipped into this lake of liquor ….” At a subsequent state hearing, the plant manager expressed shock. “This is a fuel alcohol,” he said, “This is an explosive product.”
Neddermeyer argued that his employer shared responsibility by providing an “opportunity” for him to drink. He also argued that Amaizing Energy was discriminating against him due to his “disease of alcoholism” and asked the judge whether ADA protections could be applied to his request for unemployment benefits. The judge denied the request for benefits. "The employer has a right to expect employees not to drink the fuel,"
Des Moines Register 7.9.06