Indiana AT&T workers have filed suit against AT&T Midwest for forcing "heavy restrictions" on their unpaid lunch breaks. The workers described the restrictions as "odd," and "punitive," especially in light of the fact that the workers are not on the clock during this unpaid meal time.
As summer winds down so will vacation season, but a Department of Labor report has found that only 59 percent of workers have access to paid leave. As a firm that deals in workplace issues, such as discrimination and wage disputes, we have an interest in vacation leave as well. Notably in regards to paid leave, the lower levels of income are less likely to have the option of paid leave.
A Muslim worker recently filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Disneyland, claiming that she was routinely taunted and called a "terrorist" and a "camel" by her co-workers and, although she complained to supervisors, the park and resort did nothing.
The federal government confirms that claims of employer retaliation by workers in California and around the country are on the rise. The voices from the side of the employers would have readers believe that one reason this is happening is that the courts are lowering the standard of proof that victims of employer retaliation have to meet in order to win their claims. But that's too simple an answer.