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June 2013 Archives

Pregnant workers face routine discrimination

Californians may be interested in a new report that claims pregnant women are often denied accommodations and fired as a result of their pregnancy. The report, co-authored by the National Women's Law Center and A Better Balance, says women who face pregnancy discrimination often work in low-wage jobs, where workers may have to stand for 8-10 hours a day. Pregnant women may need additional breaks, or they may be considered to be a liability to the company.

Illinois woman killed in a collision with a tractor

A 47 year-old Illinois woman has died after the pickup truck she was riding in rear-ended a tractor. According to Illinois State Police, the 48 year-old male driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He received tickets for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and DUI. The driver was not seriously injured in the accident.

Spa being sued for pregnancy discrimination

A spa located in California is being sued for pregnancy discrimination. According to one woman who is suing the spa, she was an employee for nine years and managed to obtain a corporate position in the company thanks to her hard work. When she announced her pregnancy, she reportedly faced negative comments, and some co-workers made statements about women not returning to work after giving birth. After she went on maternity leave, things did not improve. Though the woman in question stated that she attempted to do her job well, she was dealing with a hostile work environment.

California lawsuit against Chivas alleges discrimination

Two former youth coaches for the Chivas USA soccer team have filed a lawsuit alleging ethnic discrimination. In a twist on the typical workplace discrimination case, the plaintiffs are white males who were fired along with eight other white employees. They claim the employer intentionally discriminated against them because they are not of Latino descent.

Settlement sought in iGate case

Citizens in California may be interested to hear that a senior employee at iGate is suing iGate and the company's former president and chief executive. The former president is accused of sexual harassment and was consequently fired following the allegations. Both parties are reportedly now considering settling the case outside of court.

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