A Delaware judge has dismissed claims against directors of McDonald’s in a shareholder lawsuit challenging their handling of sexual harassment by former CEO Steve Easterbrook and the company’s former top human resources executive.
Former Oak Park Public Works employee reaches $80K settlement with village in racial discrimination lawsuit
The village of Oak Park and a former employee settled a racial discrimination lawsuit last month, with the village paying $80,000 to close out the 2019 case.
EEOC: Valparaiso company paying out $100,000 in discrimination case
A Valparaiso-based company that offers industrial and environmental cleaning services is paying out a $100,000 settlement for discriminating against Black and Hispanic employees, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Suns owner Robert Sarver hit with $10M fine, 1-year ban by NBA over ‘workplace misconduct’
The NBA has punished Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver to the tune of a $10 million fine and a one-year suspension from all basketball-related activity as a result of its investigation into Sarver’s workplace conduct.
These Chicago companies just opened new offices downtown. Here’s what the post-pandemic workplace looks like.
As hybrid working becomes the norm in the post-pandemic landscape, several major companies have opened new Chicago offices they hope will give employees a reason to ditch their fuzzy slippers and head downtown.
‘Every workplace should have a union:’ Chicago Labor Day Parade returns to far Southeast Side after COVID hiatus
Commemorating a day they are rarely able to get off themselves, a group of Starbucks workers stood on Ewing Avenue Saturday morning preparing to march in the Labor Day parade on the city’s far Southeast Side.
Column: This Labor Day a cheerless occasion for organized labor
Another Labor Day is creeping upon us, signaling summer is fading and fall is ahead. Monday is also the time organized labor salutes the nation’s unionized workforce.
Labor board officials allege Starbucks violated labor law during Chicago union push
Starbucks violated labor law by threatening and interrogating Chicago baristas at stores where workers were attempting to unionize, local labor board officials alleged in complaints filed against the company.
Ask Amy: Do we need to invite our co-workers to our wedding?
Dear Amy: My long-term girlfriend and I got engaged and are planning a small (but not tiny) wedding next year.
Amazon workers in Joliet file complaints with the EEOC alleging racist work environment
Twenty-six workers at an Amazon facility in Joliet have filed complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging a racist workplace environment and retaliation against an employee who spoke up, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Labor agency seeks broad order against Starbucks in federal court
Federal labor regulators have asked a court to force Starbucks to stop what they say is extensive illegal activity in response to a nationwide campaign in which workers at more than 150 corporate-owned stores have voted to unionize.
Starbucks workers win union elections in Cary and Peoria, the first in Illinois
Workers at Starbucks locations in Cary and Peoria won union elections Tuesday, making the stores the first and second Starbucks to unionize in Illinois.
Stay home or go to work sick? Workers face difficult choice in time of COVID-19′s omicron surge
As the raging omicron variant of COVID-19 infects workers across the nation, millions of those whose jobs don’t provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck.
Chris Cuomo accused of sexual harassment just days before CNN firing
A woman who lodged a sexual harassment allegation against former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was “disgusted” by what she saw as his hypocrisy and attempts to discredit women who made similar allegations against his brother, her lawyer said Sunday.
Ford sued by EEOC for allegedly refusing to hire pregnant woman at Chicago Heights stamping plant
Ford Motor Co. is being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly refusing to allow a south suburban woman to begin working at its stamping plant in Chicago Heights after learning she was pregnant.