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National Labor Board Says Amazon Illegally Fired Protesting Employee

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday alleged Amazon.com Inc. illegally fired an employee this year who was raising alarm about workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon associate Gerald Bryson was helping lead a protest outside a company …

Women Suing Goldman Sachs Demand Files with Words They Say Prove Discrimination

Women suing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for gender discrimination are going after any internal documents with words like “babe,” “bimbo” or worse that they say would show bias by executives who administered the bank’s promotion and evaluation policies. The women …

Former XFL Commissioner Sues Claiming Wrongful Termination

Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully fired by league owner Vince McMahon just before the professional football league shut its doors. The lawsuit, filed last week in Connecticut, alleges the commissioner received …

Tax Break for Hiring Felons Included in Nebraska Bill

Nebraska businesses that hire felons could get a tax break under a measure that’s designed to make it easier for them to get jobs and reduce the likelihood they’ll re-offend. Supporters say the bill before Nebraska lawmakers would encourage employers …

Lloyd’s Must Demonstrate Progress in Tackling Sexual Harassment: Bank of England

The Bank of England called for Lloyd’s of London to demonstrate progress in tackling the insurance market’s culture of sexual harassment. The BOE’s director of insurance supervision Anna Sweeney said she would work together with the Financial Conduct Authority to …

Lloyd’s Will Name and Shame Sexual Harassers It Bans from Market: CEO

Lloyd’s of London will publicly name and shame anyone it bans from its insurance market for sexual harassment, according to Chief Executive Officer John Neal. “When we do see instances of bad behavior, and let’s hope they are infrequent, we …

Beazley Launches Consortium at Lloyd’s for Wage & Hour Risks

Beazley has launched a new consortium at Lloyd’s to bring increased capacity for wage & hour risks, expanding the choices available to U.S. organizations. Building on Beazley’s experience in employment practices liability (EPL), and the 2015 launch of Workplace Protect, …

Wal-Mart Settles Transgender Employee’s Claim Over Firing

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday settled a lawsuit by a transgender former employee in North Carolina who accused the retail giant of unlawfully firing her for complaining about harassment. Arkansas-based Wal-Mart and the plaintiff, Charlene Bost, did not disclose the …

Judge Certifies Class Action Accusing Goldman Sachs of Gender Discrimination

A federal judge ruled that women accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. of discriminating against them in pay, promotions and performance reviews may pursue their claims as a group in a class-action lawsuit. The decision late Friday afternoon by U.S. District …

More Victims Learning About Available Recourse in Sexual Harassment Cases

Back in 1979, Karen Schneider was an entry-level copy editor in her 20s when a senior editor at her newspaper offered her a ride after some late-night drinks with colleagues. At her destination, he locked the car door and forcibly …