Perhaps it’s the amount of time workers spend at work that leads them to expect so much out of their employers and benefits offerings; like allowing a dog to come to work, awarding benefits for an unfortunate coffee cup incident, or treating worker alcoholism as a disability (See California Jury Finds Retaliation in Comfort Animal Case,Judge Upholds Coffee Cup Accident Benefits Denial , and Suspended NFL Players Claim Discrimination ).
Whoever says work is good for a person, should read these stories: Job Stress Puts on Pounds and Women’s Office Space Carry More Germs than Men’s . But, some researchers claim to have the solution to job stress (See Let Employees Curse at Work, &@*#! ) and some workers have their own ways to relieve job stress (See Falling Asleep Ranks as Most Common Workplace Taboo and Flirts Flourish in Western Workplaces: Survey ).
Speaking of workplace hazards, watch out for dancing coworkers… and mosquitoes (See Co-Worker Sued for “Negligent Dancing” and Canadian Plasterer Wins Insurance Benefits Appeal ) … and scamming coworkers (See Employee Cries Wolf for Donated Leave Time from Others ).
These stories remind us that sexual harassment claims are not just for women anymore: Sex Harassment Case Reinstated by Appellate Panel and Male Employee Claims Sexual Harassment by Female Supervisor .
These stories are just “different:” Judges Rule Transsexual Not Covered by Federal Job Protections , Court Clears Path for Dunkin’ Donuts Pork Sale Suit and Disabled USPS Employee Sues Over Denial of Working Lunch Break , and a maternity clothes retailer that discriminates against pregnant workers is just ironic (See Maternity Clothes Retailer Settles Discrimination Suit for $375,000 ).