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Amazon Discriminates Against Pregnant and Disabled Workers, New York Alleges

NEW YORK –– The New York State Division of Human Rights has filed a complaint against Amazon.com Inc. accusing the online retailer of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday. Amazon was …

Missouri House OKs Bill Focused on Injured Worker Fund

Missouri House members advanced legislation Thursday that seeks to replenish an insolvent fund for disabled workers while also preventing people who experience job-related illnesses from filing civil lawsuits. Both elements are designed to address consequences from a 2005 overhaul to …

EEOC Lawsuit vs United Air on Disabled Workers Revived

A federal appeals court has revived an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit against United Airlines Inc, and said U.S. law generally requires employers to reassign disabled workers to vacant jobs for which they are qualified. Friday’s decision by the 7th …

Texas Company to Pay $1.7M to Iowa Workers

A federal judge ordered a Texas-based company accused of abusing and underpaying several mentally disabled men at a turkey plant in Iowa to pay $1.76 million to the former workers, the U.S. Labor Department said. The partial summary judgment was …