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Can an employer refuse a medical marijuana patient a job?

A job seeker who was denied employment because he is a medical marijuana card holder is set to take his case to a U.S. court. The company that denied the man a post, Darlington Fabrics, is set to vigorously defend itself.

Colorado Supreme Court: Businesses can fire for medical marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court delivered a victory for business owners and anti-drug advocates in its Coats vs. Dish Network.

Landmark case establishes workers’ rights for prisoners in France

Paris - In a historic decision yesterday, a Labour Court in Paris decided a prisoner doing work while in prison has the same employment protection rights as workers in the workforce at large.

Free Speech: Devout Christian wins Facebook post ruling in court

A devout Christian who expressed opposition to legalising gay marriage on his Facebook page has won a court case brought for breach of contract against his employers after losing his post as a housing manager and being forced to take a 40% pay cut.

Soon-to-be-married NY gay couples start to rethink their finances

Same-sex couples in New York State will be able to marry legally from July 24 – and it has led to much pondering by couples and companies over the effects on domestic finances.

Austrian Company Sparks Debate By Hiring Certain Zodiac Signs

In Austria, a company is under fire for claiming that the most efficient workers will be one of five zodiac signs. Other star signs need not bother responding to its advertisements.

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Adrian Smith  left  outside London s High Court with his spokesman after the successful court case
Adrian Smith, left, outside London's High Court with his spokesman after the successful court case
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