A woman claims that when she complained of sexual harassment at Ricoh Americas, she was told, “Sexual harassment here is not discouraged, it is graded,” in Multnomah County Court, Ore.
     A “patient care technician” claims Miami Valley Hospital wrongfully fired her after she was accidentally stuck by a needle and contracted the HIV virus, in Montgomery County Court, Dayton, Ohio.

     Class-action complaints alleging Labor Code violations have been filed against these defendants: Cylinder Enterprises, in Los Angeles Superior Court; Pfizer, in Santa Clara County Court, Calif,; Connect Television, in Alameda County Court, Oakland; Michigan Bell Telephone Co., in Detroit Federal Court; Smurfit-Stone Container Co., in an ERISA complaint in Chicago Federal Court; Power Plus!, in Madison, Wisc., Federal Court; Kenben Industries, in Brooklyn Federal Court; Moisha’s Kosher Discount Supermarket, and Ciao Baby Restaurant, in Central Islip, N.Y., Federal Court; K.W. Hugel Builders, in Baltimore Federal Court; Back Bay Restaurant Group, in Palm Beach County Court; Burger Heaven, in Manhattan Federal Court; Collier Emergency Specialists, in Fort Myers Federal Court, Fla.; American La France and Patriarch Partners, in Buffalo Federal Court; and TCB & Associates, in Atlanta Federal Court.
     (Companies not separated by commas are defendants in the same case.)

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