A court dismissed claims alleging that the retailer had exposed workers to the coronavirus through deficient safety protocols and had retaliated against workers who reported safety problems in its facilities.
Yelp, Apple, Citigroup, and other major companies seek to ease access to abortion services for employees who live in states with tight restrictions, such as Texas.
The state argued that the modest settlement award in the federal case would allow Activision Blizzard to minimize its losses in a parallel state case based on allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.
The First Amendment provides certain protections for freedom of speech and association to which government employees may be entitled despite the nature of their jobs.
On Monday, November 22, 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed against Sony Interactive Entertainment. The complaint alleges that Sony "tolerates and cultivates" a workplace environment that discriminates against female employees.
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, awarded Afrouz Nikmanesh a $27 million judgment in her wrongful termination lawsuit against Walmart. Nikmanesh, a pharmacist formerly employed by Walmart, alleged that the retail giant fired her in retaliation for reporting multiple pharmacy violations and noncompliance with California laws.
Activision Blizzard agreed to pay a settlement to alleged victims of discrimination and harassment in its workforce, while improving its culture by changing its policies and practices.
The National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating complaints against the tech giant, which also may face a wrongful termination lawsuit by a former senior manager.
Male employees, supervisors, and executives may have routinely harassed female employees, while refusing to promote qualified women, paying them less than similarly situated men, and preventing them from complaining about workplace misconduct.