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Judge Tosses Wife’s Suit Blaming Employer for Her Husband’s Covid

A federal judge tossed out a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that sought to hold an employer responsible for a worker’s spouse getting sick with Covid-19. U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney in San Francisco on Monday dismissed the complaint filed by Corby …

More Capitol Hill Rioters Face Firings Back at Work

A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol with a company badge around his neck. He was fired the next day. Others are facing similar repercussions at …

Fatal Accident Halts Production at Hyundai’s S. Korean Factory After Refit for New EV

SEOUL – Production at Hyundai Motor’s factory in Ulsan, South Korea, was halted on Monday after a worker died in an accident, shortly after the plant was refitted to manufacture a new electric vehicle, a labor ministry official and union …

Can Insurance-Related Firms Compel Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccination?

The long-awaited and highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is here. The first to arrive on the scene, from Pfizer-BioNTech, received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration several days ago. On the heels of that, Moderna’s version got the …

Don’t Force Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine: Viewpoint

Here’s a question we’re sure to see in the courts before long: What if your employer mandates a Covid-19 vaccination and you’d rather not take it? President-elect Joe Biden might insist that he has no plans to compel the shots, …

Lawsuit Alleges Uber Uses ‘Biased’ Rider Ratings to Fire Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act by firing minority drivers based on how they’re rated by customers. “Uber is aware that passengers are prone to discriminate in their evaluation of drivers, …

Employees Reporting Harassment Suffer Retaliation for Complaining: Time’s Up Study

Three years into the #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 …

Argument in London Pub Between U.S., British Agents Is Focus of UK Employment Suit

An insult-laden spat at a London pub that strained relations between U.S. and British law-enforcement agencies is at the center of a employment tribunal lawsuit against the UK Serious Fraud Office. Tom Martin, an investigator at the SFO, was fired …

How One Hospital Addresses Sexual Harassment Claims and Culture

Sexual harassment is not a new or rare phenomenon in the workplace, but since the #MeToo movement began in late 2017, more victims have come forward to report allegations of harassment at work, including at health care institutions. As a …

Wells Fargo to Pay $7.8 Million to Workers to Settle Hiring Discrimination Charges

Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $7.8 million in back wages and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination. The U.S. Department of Labor’s said it has entered into an agreement with the financial institution over charges that Wells …