Two female ex-employees of Walmart, Otisha Woolbright and Talisa Borders, along with A Better Balance, National Women's Law Center and DC-based law firm Mehri & Skalet,have filed a lawsuit against Walmart claiming their superiors treated thousands of pregnant workers as "second class citizens".
California policyholders might be receiving a refund from State Farm. Why? Well, it turns out the state's Department of Insurance has deemed the insurance company’s rates excessive, which has prompted State Farm to issue $13.3 million in refunds to many of its California customers.
On Tuesday, Frontier Airlines was slapped with complaints of sex discrimination from two flight attendants who claim the airline failed to “accommodate pregnant and breastfeeding employees.” The flight attendants, Jo Roby and Stacy Rewitzer, “have each worked for Frontier for over 10 years and say they were forced to take excessive unpaid leave due to a policy that forbids breastfeeding employees from pumping breast milk while on duty.” While on duty, their shifts average 10 hours or longer, “with back-to-back flights,” leaving little to no time to pump breast milk.
Earlier this month, a Republican-backed overtime pay bill, known as the Working Families Flexibility Act, was passed in the House. Essentially, the new bill is designed to “allow employers to offer comp time instead of paying overtime.” While many on the right have applauded the bill, many Democrats are worried that such a bill will end up impacting employee paychecks.
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