A new lawsuit has recently been filed by a former Wal-Mart employee citing sexual harassment. The lawsuit was filed against Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., which is responsible for operating dozens of Wal-Mart stores in the eastern part of the United States.
Some work conditions are cushier than others. For example, some workplaces in San Diego might offer spacious lounge areas for employees to conduct meetings or to take breaks, while other workers might be lucky enough to even have a break room where they can comfortably eat their lunch. But whatever the conditions may be, workers deserve to take breaks they are legally entitled to take, and they deserve to work in places that are safe.
Too many workers in San Diego and other cities around the country are battling over the price of a fair day's work, recent statistics reveal.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit that accused the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, of sex discrimination. The lawsuit involved more than 1.5 million current and former employees who claimed that they were not treated equally by the employer because of their sex.
Some jobs are more physically demanding than others in California, but that does not mean that workers should be subjected to abusive conditions. Every employer must comply with state and federal labor laws, and the rights of employees should be respected and protected in every workplace.
As discussed in the previous post, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the giant sex discrimination class-action lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart has put a spotlight on other pending class-action employment lawsuits. Some felt that the ruling would result in less class actions being filed by employees, but, now that a few weeks have passed, it has been seen that many, but not all, of these cases are still going strong.
A few weeks have passed since the Supreme Court ruled that a sex discrimination lawsuit brought against Wal-Mart on behalf of 1.5 million current and former female employees of the retailer could not proceed as a class action. Now employment attorneys have been watching to see how the decision will be interpreted in regards to pending class action litigation. So far, according to a Reuters analysis piece, it has been seen that the case has not stopped class actions from succeeding, especially lawsuits involving wage-and-hour and overtime disputes.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a sex discrimination class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart could not move forward. The lawsuit was brought by six women more than a decade ago against the world's largest private employer on behalf of current and former female employees of Wal-Mart, or up to 1.5 million women. The women claimed that Wal-Mart had systematically discriminated against women in pay and promotions.
A decade ago, six women filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart and sought class-action status so that the lawsuit could represent all current and former female employees of Wal-Mart, or about 1.5 million women. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the lawsuit could not proceed as a class action.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a lawsuit against a California Sam's Club store where an employee harassed several other employees about their national origin. According to Reuters, the lawsuit alleged ethnic harassment on the part of one employee of Mexican-American heritage toward nine employees of Mexican descent as well as of an employee who was married to a Mexican national.