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SEC Settlement with Citigroup Fails to Name Names
A settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and two units of Citigroup holds no one at the bank accountable for behavior that caused investors to lose an estimated $2 billion.
(The New York Times)

Teens Fired for Observing Religious Holiday Awarded $26,000
A pair of Ontario teenagers will soon be collecting thousands of dollars after their employer fired them for observing a religious holiday important to their Christian Mennonite faith.
(Canadian HR Reporter)

Experts: Amazon Exposé May Change Its Corporate Culture
Human resources experts say the recent exposé on working conditions at Amazon could be used by the company as a very public employee engagement survey, analyzing workers’ feedback and using that information to improve its culture.

AOL’s Outing of ‘Distressed Babies’ Raises Questions About Medical Privacy
When AOL’s CEO told a company town hall gathering that two “distressed babies”  cost the company $1 million each in medical expenses, he ignited a national controversy and raised questions about employers’ access to workers’ medical records.

Workplace Rudeness: Put a Cork in It!
Rudeness and incivility in the workplace are like secondhand smoke, permeating the atmosphere and causing damage to others beyond the immediate target, says Christine Porath, who for nearly 20 years has studied the behavior and consulted and collaborated with organizations around the world to learn more about its costs.




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