In 2019, a Kentucky man was fired after having a panic attack in response to an unwanted office birthday celebration. Kevin Berling had been working for Gravity Diagnostics for about 10 months when he asked his manager not to plan any sort of party or celebration for his upcoming
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged the English-learning platform iTutorGroup Inc. for violating Federal rules on age discrimination. The online platform pairs thousands of United States-based tutors with Chinese students to help them learn the English language.
Similar to gig economy jobs available on American platforms Uber or
A former patent attorney at Apple recently published a personal article on Lioness explaining the company’s disregard for her domestic abuse claims against another co-worker. Jayna Whitt, who joined Apple in 2006 as a patent attorney and principal counsel, brought emotional and physical abuse claims forward against a co-worker whom
Following two pregnancy discrimination lawsuits in a span of two years, Frontier Airlines reached an agreement to reassess its policies regarding pregnant and nursing employees earlier this week. Frontier faced these lawsuits after several women who were pregnant, breastfeeding, or had recently given birth accused the airline of discrimination. In
In December 2021, a cyberattack struck the beverage giant PepsiCo, locking workers out of their timekeeping system. The hack left workers without a reliable way to clock in and out of their shifts and disrupted the company’s ability to track employees’ wages and hours. Rather than creating a new system
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Supreme Court Justices ruled that employees terminated in the state are entitled to triple their accrued wages if employers do not settle financial obligations the same day they separate.
This is a significant decision that holds employers accountable for their employees’ due earnings without
In November of last year, Apple workers finally ended a decade-long wage lawsuit against the tech giant. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2013, accused Apple of underpaying workers by forcing them to clock out before bag searches at the end of the day. Apple conducted these bag searches to
Earlier this year, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued Activision Blizzard for creating a “frat boy” culture of “constant sexual harassment.” Along with sexual harassment, the lawsuit accuses the video game giant of gender discrimination and pregnancy discrimination. The suit alleges that female employees were
The driver misclassification suit against the prominent ride-share company, Uber, reached a preliminary deal last month. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California after several Uber drivers in the state filed misclassification claims which prevented them from receiving full employment benefits. The
Since March 2020, companies have faced unique challenges in deciding how to manage cohorts of employees under shifting global forces. Some major companies, struggling to keep up with supply-chain issues and economic downturns, chose to lay off mass numbers of their workers. Other businesses adapted to the new pandemic-posed hurdles
Comcast and its recruiting agency Robert Half International are currently facing a wage and hour class action lawsuit filed by former employee Trevor Scott. In the lawsuit filed last month in Pennsylvania federal court, Scott alleges that he and other incident managers worked over 40 hours a week without
On March 3, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law an act to permit victims of workplace sexual misconduct the right to seek justice in a court room. Traditionally, employers force employees to address any legal matters through arbitration.
Earlier this month, a former Google employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the tech giant. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court by April Curley. Curley worked for Google from 2014 to 2020, when she was terminated. During her time with the company, Curley facilitated programs that