Fifth Circuit Upholds $721,000 verdict for officers

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Byram bar fined $20K for job discrimination

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5th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Age Discrimination Claim Against Sodexo, Inc.

On February 1, 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion reversing the dismissal of an age discrimination claim against Sodexo, Inc.  The Plaintiff, Victor Chambers, worked as an executive chef for Sodexo, Inc., at Alcorn State University.  Mr. Chambers alleges that within minutes of his supervisor learning he was 55 years old that the supervisor waged a campaign to get him fired—calling human resources with false accusations, forcing him to order far too much food, refusing to let him conduct inventory, and keeping him in the dark about catered events.  Mr. Chambers alleges that he was eventually terminated on November 5, 2008,  because of his supervisor’s actions.  The Fifth Circuit found that a jury could infer that Mr. Chambers was terminated because of his age.

Mr. Chambers also brought a claim for overtime wages; however, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of this claim by finding that he met the executive exemption for the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case was originally dismissed by Senior District Judge David Bramlette by an Order entered on March 30, 2012.  Now the age discrimination claim will be remanded for trial before Judge Bramlette.

Victor Chambers is being represented by Nick Norris and Louis H. Watson, Jr.

Sodexo, Inc. is being represented by Timothy Lindsay and Robin Taylor

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5th Cir.: Department Head Who Notified Employer of Potential FLSA Violations Did Not Engage in Protected Activity, Because She Did Not “Step Outside Her Normal Job Role”

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Court reverses $1.2M ruling against USM | Mississippi News – WAPT Home

Court reverses $1.2M ruling against USM | Mississippi News – WAPT Home.

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N.D.Miss.: Workers Who Performed Off-the-Clock After-Hours Work in Exchange for Food Were Employees Not Independent Contractors; Food Was Not Adequate Compensation for Work

N.D.Miss.: Workers Who Performed Off-the-Clock After-Hours Work in Exchange for Food Were Employees Not Independent Contractors; Food Was Not Adequate Compensation for Work

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EEOC sues Danny’s strip club, claims discrimination – WLBT.com – Jackson, MS

EEOC sues Danny’s strip club, claims discrimination – WLBT.com – Jackson, MS.

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