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Former Amazon Employee Files Colorado Whistleblower Complaint

A former Amazon warehouse worker has filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment against Amazon over its COVID-19 policies and allegations that her firing was retaliatory. Linda Rodriguez alleged in her complaint filed last week that …

Fired Arizona Aide Seeks $500K in Harassment Case

An aide who was fired by Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers on Wednesday filed a $500,000 claim against the state for wrongful termination and harassment he says were caused by the senator. The claim is a required step before Michael …

Washington Restaurant Paying $600K To Settle Suit

The Willows Inn, a nationally acclaimed restaurant on Lummi Island in Washington that has been accused of underpaying its employees, has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit over wage theft accusations. As part of the preliminary settlement, …

Michigan Aerospace Parts Provider to Pay $60K to Settle Age Discrimination Suit

A Michigan-based aerospace components manufacturer will pay $60,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal age discrimination lawsuit, officials say. According to the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), United Precision Products Co. Inc., based …

2 W. Virginia Bus Drivers Who Attended Trump Rally Sue Over Suspension

Two West Virginia school bus drivers who were suspended for attending a rally for President Donald Trump in the nation’s capital have been cleared of wrongdoing following hearings, an attorney said Wednesday. Attorney John Bryan, who is representing the employees …

Goosehead Insurance Fires Employee Who Participated in Storming of Capitol

Texas-based personal lines insurance agency Goosehead Insurance has fired an employee who participated in the storming of the Capitol yesterday. According to a posting on Goosehead’s Twitter account, Paul Davis, who was associate general counsel, is no longer with the …

Former Fidelity Investments’ Employee Claims Discriminatory, Hostile Workplace

A former female employee of Fidelity Investments has sued the company for discrimination and a hostile workplace where women were allegedly disparaged and racially insensitive comments were made, according to a lawsuit. Elizabeth Evans, who is described in the lawsuit …

Justice Department Charges Facebook With Hiring Bias Against U.S. Workers

The U.S. Justice Department accused Facebook Inc. on Thursday of discriminating against U.S. workers, saying in a new lawsuit the social media giant has given hiring preferences to temporary workers, including those who hold H-1B visas. The Justice Department said …

Fired Employees Accuse Google of Labor Violations Over Handling of Protests

The National Labor Relations Board will file a complaint accusing Alphabet Inc.’s Google of unlawfully monitoring and questioning workers, who were fired for protesting against company policies and trying to organize a union, the former employees said in a statement …

Tire Chain to Pay $16M to Oregon Employees Over Lunch Breaks

Thousands of Les Schwab Tire Centers employees in Oregon will receive $2,500 checks this month as part of a settlement over a lawsuit that said the chain hadn’t given workers enough time for lunch. The suit alleged the Schwab employees …