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Appeals court: EEOC can keep investigating Union Pacific even after specific discrimination case tossed

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 18, 2017

Federal employment discrimination regulators are not limited to pursuing their own discrimination investigations against employers, even after a case under which the agency launched an investigation is dismissed, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Machinist's claims work fumes caused cancer vs Union Pacific, Safety Kleen headed back to Cook court

By Dee Thompson | Jul 21, 2017

A machinist’s case against Union Pacific, claiming the railroad should be made to pay for allegedly exposing him to toxic fumes and products at work, allegedly causing his renal cancer, has been sent back to Cook County court, after a federal judge determined the Federal Employees Liability Act doesn't let it pull out of state court.

IL Supreme Court: Worker can't collect from U.P. for injuries under federal law unless railroad at fault

By Dan Churney | Feb 22, 2017

The Illinois Supreme Court has derailed a Downstate appellate ruling, saying a railroad employee, who sued his employer under a federal liability law for injuries suffered in an accident, cannot collect damages from the railroad if a third party was completely at fault.

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