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Pregnancy discrimination claims filed in New York against Walmart

Many complicated scenarios can overlap. For numerous pregnant women, juggling their pregnancies and their jobs is often a situation they must contend with. It is common for pregnant women to continue working without issue or with reasonable accommodation, but some employers may see these workers as a burden. As a result, some women could become the victims of pregnancy discrimination.

It was recently reported that two women in New York have filed claims against Walmart for this type of discrimination. The women allege that they were terminated from their positions due to missing work in order to contend with pregnancy-related conditions. In the state, companies need only four workers in order for employers to have an obligation to provide accommodations for pregnant workers.

Workplace discrimination can affect long-time workers

Many people can attest to the difficulties they face because they are members of a minority group. While a perfect world would see everyone treated equally, many individuals in these groups face a substantial amount of mistreatment, including workplace discrimination. Many New York workers may have faced this type of unfairness themselves.

Individuals dealing with this type of problem may want to understand that they do have options for addressing this mistreatment. It was recently reported that a lawsuit was filed against a sports apparel company in another state due to discriminating against employees. Apparently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit after the claims of one man who has worked with the company since 2012.

Daily rates of pay may constitute wage theft for lack of overtime

Many workers have faced instances in which they have not been properly paid for their work. In these cases, their employers may have committed wage theft. This violation of wage and hour laws could lead to serious impacts on employees, and those workers may have reason to take legal action in hopes of receiving their due compensation.

New York readers may be interested in this type of situation that took place in another state. Reports indicated that a drywall company had failed to correctly compensate over 470 workers who carried out duties on 26 construction projects. For 290 of those workers, they were only paid a flat, daily rate rather than hourly wages. As a result, they were not compensated for overtime worked. Additionally, other workers were not paid minimum wage and rest breaks were not given.

A harassment-free workplace is good for business

Women in majority-male workplaces report higher rates of gender discrimination, according to a recent article by Kim Parker of the Pew Research Center.

The supporting data from 2017 suggests that rates of gender discrimination are not equally distributed across the labor force. While women are often the target, across the board, they face higher rates of discrimination in more male dominated industries.

Retaliation for complaints may lead to legal claims in New York

Many people feel like staying under the radar while at work can help them avoid trouble. However, when a serious situation arises, individuals should not fear retaliation in the event that they file a complaint. Unfortunately, this type of unfair treatment can befall many workers, and as a result, they can face difficult circumstances.

New York readers may be interested in such a situation that affected a woman in another state. Reports indicated that the woman had been a 911 supervisor and filed a complaint after being sexually assaulted by a city employee. She stated that after filing her complaint, the employee began harassing her. Despite informing her superiors, nothing was done about the actions. Additionally, the woman stated that she faced retaliation after filing her complaints.

Airline workers claim discrimination after facing dismissal

Wanting to learn a foreign language or feeling accomplished for knowing more than one language is common among many people. This type of skill is also usually seen as an asset, but in some cases, workers may find themselves facing discrimination at work due to speaking a language from their native country or otherwise related to their race. When such mistreatment occurs on the job, workers may have reason to file complaints.

New York readers may be interested in this type of situation that involved four female airline employees. The women stated that they spoke Korean to airline passengers who were going to and from Korea and who spoke the language themselves. One of the women stated that her manager told her to limit the amount of Korean spoken because it made others who did not speak the language feel uncomfortable. However, other employees who spoke foreign languages were not given such directions.

Gender discrimination leads to lawsuit

Just like men, women often want to thrive at their chosen careers. However, unlike most men, women also often tend to face gender discrimination that can leave them far behind their male colleagues due to being passed over for promotions or facing other unfair treatment simply due to their gender. Many women may even feel the need to contend with harassment on the job or otherwise get fired.

New York residents may be interested in such a case that was recently filed in another state. Reports indicated that three female correction officers have filed the suit due to facing sexual harassment on the job as well as retaliation for filing complaints. The women indicated that over the years, the female employees who were likely to see any career advancement were the ones who put up the harassment.

Women often face pregnancy discrimination at work

Pregnant workers are protected under law from facing unfair treatment at work. Of course, discrimination is not uncommon in the workplace, and many women have found themselves bearing the brunt of unfair treatment due to their expectancy or new motherhood. This type of discriminatory action can have negative impacts on their career paths and lives overall.

It may interest New York readers to know that a single mother in another state indicated that while pregnant, she was required to get multiple notes from her doctors in order to receive accommodations at her place of employment. After receiving the notes and presenting them at work, her supervisor stated that she was a liability and suggested that she request unpaid leave. While this comment may seem like the supervisor was considering safety risks, it may be an attempt to mask discriminatory actions.

The Cheesecake Factory partially liable for unpaid earned wages

Earning an income is what allows most individuals to live in the manner they choose. Of course, most people earn a wage lower than what they would like to have but still manage to get by. When workers are not given their full earned wages, that ability to get by may become much harder due to a lack of proper compensation.

New York residents may be interested in a wage theft case that involved several Cheesecake Factory locations in another state. The restaurant chain was considered partially responsible for wage and hour violations involving its janitorial staff. The company was only found partially at fault because the staff members were contracted and subcontracted from two other companies.

Working nursing mother’s rights in New York

Working mothers encounter a lot of stress. Being a mom and holding a job is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to focus on working and doing your job well, but you have to make time for your family and taking care of your children, too.

If you are pregnant or recently had a child, nursing in the work place might be at the top of your mind. Nursing rights for working mothers is an important topic and you should know what you are entitled to as an employee.

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