When employees are treated unfairly, it can become disheartening to go into work. In some cases, the unfair treatment may not necessarily be illegal, but in other instances, workers could have their rights violated by their employers. If violations do occur, employment litigation could take place.
New York residents may be interested in a lawsuit recently filed by two female employees in another state. According to reports, the women were terminated from their positions at an immersive arts and entertainment company after they complained about unfair pay and other discriminatory actions in the workplace. They hope that their case will be approved for class-action status to include over 50 female workers at the company who have also been negatively affected by discrimination.
As part of their complaint, the women claim that they faced different terms, conditions, privileges and compensation than male workers at the company. One woman stated that she earned less than minimum wage and was not paid overtime though she often worked over 40 hours a week. Even with that number of hours, she was also still classified as a part-time worker. The other woman stated that her work was more heavily criticized than her male colleagues and that she was told she was "too assertive." Both women stated that they were fired after filing complaints with their supervisors.
Facing labor violations in the workplace can spur important legal action, as this case shows. If New York workers believe that they were treated in a discriminatory manner or faced other illegal practices in the workplace, they may wish to consider their legal options. Employment litigation could help individuals have their concerns fully addressed.