In a case almost too shocking to comprehend, a veteran nurse is suing Kaiser hospitals over how the company dealt with her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. According to her complaint, Kaiser fired her after subjecting her to hostile mockery and took actions that directly put her health at risk.
Working in a warehouse can be tough enough without 90-degree heat to contend with. Last Friday was just such a day in Mira Loma, and workers at a warehouse there operated by Olivet International Inc. took two or three heat breaks, as they say was customary at the company. Last week, however, ten of those workers found themselves abruptly suspended, indefinitely, for taking a five-minute head break.
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.