September 2018 Archives

Disability discrimination suit against Walmart filed in Houston

Walmart discriminated against a job applicant by assuming her disability would prevent her from working, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. The complaint against Wal-mart Stores Texas, LLC says that the female applicant is a congenital amputee who was turned down for a job at Walmart based on an assumption that she could not perform job duties, even though she was working at another retailer at the time.

Spotify sued for gender discrimination

A female executive at Spotify is suing the music streaming company for discriminating against employees of the opposite gender. Hong Perez’s accusations include systematic discrimination against female employees and sexual harassment. The sales executive also claims that the Swedish company is paying women less than their male counterparts.

Coca-Cola pays $2.25 million to settle ADA lawsuit

Coca-Cola bottles beverages that are popular with Houston residents. It employs thousands of people across the country, and it has faced persistent problems with discrimination against workers with disabilities. The company settled with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in August, pledging to pay $2.25 million to resolve nine different disability discrimination cases relating to its failure to accommodate disabled workers. In addition, the company also agreed to update its procedures and policies for accommodations.

New workplace study puts sex harassment at top of list

Increased awareness and social movements have shed light on workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation. It's true that younger generations, such as the Millennial generation, are more likely to report harassment. Employers are taking proactive steps to prevent these incidents. However, according to the 2018 Hiscox Workplace Harassment Study, more than one-third of U.S. employees report they have experienced workplace harassment.

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