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Judge Rules Amazon Must Reinstate Fired Warehouse Worker

A judge has ruled Amazon must reinstate a former warehouse employee who was fired in the early days of the pandemic, saying the company “unlawfully” terminated the worker who led a protest calling for Amazon to do more to protect …

Amazon Loses Bid to Stop COVID-19 Standards Probe

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Amazon.com Inc’s lawsuit to block New York’s attorney general from investigating the online retailer’s ability to protect warehouse workers from COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn rejected Amazon’s claim …

Ex-TCW Manager, NYC Mayoral Candidate Urges Revival of Sexual Harassment Case

NEW YORK — A lawyer for a former TCW Group Inc fund manager who recently ran for New York City mayor urged an appeals court to restore the manager’s sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against her former employer. Sara Tirschwell …

8th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Insurance Executive’s Whistleblower Suit

A federal appellate court upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit filed by an insurance executive who was fired after allegedly submitting false expense reports and encouraging employees under him to do the same. A panel of the 8th Circuit …

Worker Group Alleges Unsafe Practices at Marathon Minnesota Refinery

Inadequate safety standards at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery in Minnesota have caused avoidable hydrocarbon and chemical releases that pose a threat to the community, a local worker advocacy group said in a report on Sunday, as a lockout …

Restaurant Owner Gets $1.7M Over Claim of City Harassment

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta barbecue restaurant owner will get $1.7 million to settle a federal lawsuit claiming he was harassed by government officials and employees. The city of Stockbridge’s insurer will pay the money to Arick Whitson, …

McDonald’s to Mandate Anti-Harassment Training Worldwide

McDonald’s will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year, the company said Wednesday. The training requirement will impact 2 million workers at 39,000 stores worldwide. “It’s really important that we be …

Del Taco Settles Sexual Harassment Charges, Enters Consent Decree

Del Taco Restaurants Inc agreed to pay $1.25 million and enter a three-year consent decree to settle a U.S. agency’s lawsuit accusing the fast-food chain of failing to stop sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees. The U.S. Equal Employment …

Time’s Up Study: Many Who Report Harassment Face Retaliation

Three years into the (hash)MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 …

Survey: In Hollywood, Few Believe Harassers Will Be Punished

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein may well spend the rest of his life in prison. But that doesn’t mean workers in Hollywood have faith that other harassers and abusers will be similarly punished. Instead, three years after the explosive Weinstein scandal …