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News Briefs: Language litigation, worker hygiene, political pitfalls, and other news of note

Language litigation – Language lawsuit costs hospital nearly $1 million – an English-only policy put a California hospital on the wrong side of the EEOC to the tune of nearly one million dollars, one of the largest discrimination settlements that the EEOC has ever negotiated. “The case stems from allegations by 69 Filipino-American workers at…

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October Wellness Resources: Breast Cancer, Mental Illness, Bullying, Stuttering & more

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. At the NBCAM, you can find links to organizations participating in Breast Cancer Awareness activities and outreach….

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Poor Worker Health = $576 Billion

According to a recent report by the Integrated Benefits Institute, poor worker health and the related loss of productivity take an estimated $576 billion annual toll (PDF). This includes absences ranging from sick days to time lost to workers’ compensation claims – see the accompanying chart. IBI researchers attribute 39 percent (or $227 billion) to…

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