A ferry-boat pilot who was fired after complaining that he was owed $49.65 in overtime pay was not entitled to a jury back-pay award of $114,848 but was entitled to $1 in nominal damages plus $8,961 in legal fees when he refused a job offer after the discharge, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi ruled.
A compliance officer for a not-for-profit hospital who claimed that he was unlawfully fired for reporting problems at the hospital did not state a valid legal claim, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia ruled. The plaintiff began working as the chief compliance officer at United Medical Center in April 2015. He claimed that when he was hired the hospital advised him that his employment term would be at least six months. However, he was fired less than four months later in July 2015.
An employer could not obtain dismissal of religious discrimination and retaliation claims by a former bus driver fired because she would not submit to a fingerprint background check, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled. In November 2015, Altoona Student Transportation Inc. (AST) informed one of its longtime school bus drivers that, in accordance with a newly enacted state law, she would need to undergo a background check to continue her employment.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".