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2 suffer serious injuries in Oregon crash that killed another

The factors that can contribute to car accidents are numerous. In many cases, accident causes can fall into the categories of driver negligence or recklessness, but those categories encompass actions from distracted driving and speeding to failing to accommodate for weather conditions. In too many cases, crashes lead to serious injuries and other harrowing outcomes.

It was recently reported that a car accident in Oregon claimed the life of one person and resulted in two other people suffering injuries. The incident occurred when a person traveling west failed to stay in the correct lane and crossed the center dividing line. That driver's vehicle crashed head-on into a pickup truck that was traveling east. There were a man and woman in the pickup truck, and the driver was apparently the only occupant of the other vehicle.

Employment law case stems from alleged disability discrimination

Having a disability, whether temporary or permanent, can make certain areas of life more difficult than for those who are able-bodied. However, having a disability does not mean that a person cannot carry out his or her necessary work duties and have a fulfilling career. In some cases, certain accommodations may be needed in order to have that success, and most employers have a legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations. If that does not happen, employment law issues could result.

Oregon readers may be interested in a legal issue that is currently being addressed in another state. Reports indicated that a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the company due to past issues relating to needed accommodations. The man reportedly suffered a foot injury while on the job after a "botched" landing in 2016. He had to take medical leave from work, and due to continuing issues resulting from the injury, he needed medical footwear that differed from the Delta-approved dress code. The situation resulted in his missing a year of work, and he hopes that a lawsuit will allow him to obtain compensation for that time.

Fatal injuries result from head-on crash in Oregon

It is an unfortunate reality that car accidents happen on roadways across the country every day. Some of these incidents have minor outcomes and can be handled quickly. Others are much more severe and can result in serious or fatal injuries to those involved. Unfortunately, the latter scenario is not uncommon.

It was recently reported that a crash involving two vehicles recently took place in Oregon. Apparently, the driver of an SUV was traveling south when she failed to maintain her lane of travel. As a result, the vehicle veered into the northbound lane where it collided head-on with a van. An 85-year-old man was driving the van, and an 81-year-old woman was a passenger in the van.

What does "protected class" mean?

Employers cannot harass or fire workers based on things such as race or sex, we all know that. In addition to our heritage and gender there are other traits that may make us members of what is known as a "protected class."

People who belong to a protected class have specific traits. If an employer discriminates or fires you because of these traits, then an employer has unlawfully discriminated against you based on your protected status. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal organization which enforces this law.  

Car accident results in fatal injuries in Oregon

Families often say goodbye to their loved ones with the intention of seeing them again later. Unfortunately, many people lose loved ones in sudden accidents before they are able to meet again. A car accident can easily lead to this type of tragic scenario, and one such incident recently took place in Oregon.

According to reports, a 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were inside a vehicle when a crash took place. Their vehicle was the only one involved. The man was driving south when he failed to keep the car on the roadway. As a result, the vehicle flipped and then struck a telephone pole. The incident took place at around 3 a.m., and emergency crews responded to the scene.

Protecting your child from sexual abuse at a day care

Day care providers are supposed to provide a safe and caring environment for children. Tragically, many children experience sexual abuse at day care each day across the United States.

Around 25 percent of children in the United States attend some form of day care. The Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found there were almost 650,000 cases of child abuse in the United States in 2016. Over 1,500 of the cases were in day cares, which is more than four cases a day. These cases involved incidents of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

Former principal files lawsuit for wrongful termination

Being dismissed from a job is not often an easy or enjoyable experience for workers in Oregon or elsewhere. This type of scenario can become even more difficult when a person is unjustly fired as the result of retaliation. Wrongful termination is not uncommon, and workers do have legal rights when it comes to addressing this type of action.

It was recently reported that a former out-of-state principal has filed a lawsuit due to what she believes was wrongful termination. According to reports, the woman believed that the school district was participating in illegal practices by "dangerously understaffing" the emotional behavior disorder programs. She also claims that this understaffing resulted in her suffering physical violence from students on two separate occasions, one in which she was stabbed and another in which she was punched.

Head-on collision in Oregon leads to death, injuries

Many people consider traveling the roads as a mundane experience. After all, most people complete daily commutes to various destinations, so being on the road is hardly exciting. However, there are plenty of risks that come along with driving or riding in a vehicle, and without a moment's notice, a car accident could occur that makes a day anything but mundane.

It was recently reported that a crash took place Oregon that resulted in one fatality and injuries to two other people. According to reports, the driver of an SUV veered out of the eastbound lane and began traveling the wrong direction in the westbound lane. The SUV sideswiped a work truck that was almost able to get out of the way by moving into the eastbound lane. The SUV then collided head-on with a car before being rear-ended by a truck.

What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing is when an employee tells someone (typically in a position of power) about actions that are illegal, hugely wasteful or fraudulent. An employee may disclose to a manager (or government or news outlet) company mismanagement, abuse of power or dangerous activity that is going on, has happened or is planned to happen.

Whistleblowing can be internal: The employee tells a manager or boss,  or external: The employee tells law enforcement or the media. 

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