In a new report titled “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences,” the organization A Better Balance reveals how Walmart’s absence control program not only treats workers unfairly, but may actually be illegal. A few cases include the following: Ashana* got ...
Kay Jewelers and its parent company, Sterling Jewelers, faces a class-action lawsuit from thousands of former and current employees, who accuse the company of fostering “rampant sexual harassment and discrimination,” according to a Washington Post story on Monday. Women at the company have s...
By now you’ve probably heard about the Wells Fargo scandal, where the bank relentlessly pressured its employees to open new customer accounts, resulting in millions of “sham accounts” opened to meet unrealistic quotas.  Last month customers filed a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo, a...
Richard Clem has found himself in a stinky situation. He just filed a lawsuit against his employer for passing too much gas at work. The 70-year-old man worked at Case Pork Roll Company of Trenton, New Jersey. According to court documents he was let go in February 2014 for excessive flatulence. Cl...
A Chicago restaurant has gone into damage control this past week after firing an employee who asked for time to have surgery for his cancer. In an interview with NBC Chicago aired Saturday, 19-year-old Jonathan Larson, a delivery driver for Rosebud Restaurants, explained that the restaurant fired h...
A few weeks ago, two employees at an Albuquerque Whole Foods Market were suspended after they complained about restrictions on speaking Spanish at work.  The company, on the other hand, claims that this was a misunderstanding. According to Whole Foods employee Bryan Baldizan and The Associated Pre...
Some companies assume they can ignore the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it comes to employees who haven’t yet reached their anniversary dates. Yet that belief was directly overturned this month by the Eleventh Circuit, which covers Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Pereda v. Brookdale Sen...
The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered AirTran Airways (ATA) to reinstate a pilot the company has fired in 2007 for reporting multiple mechanical concerns. OSHA is also requiring  ATA to pay its former employee over $1 million in back wages, plus inter...
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a lawsuit brought against a Wisconsin-based construction products firm.  The EEOC filed the suit against Richardson Industries of Sheboygan (working as Richco Structures) when an employee, Morgan Rae Brocker, charged that she ...