August 2018 Archives

Uber will pay workers in harassment and discrimination cases

Some people in Arizona may have heard that Uber has faced claims of gender discrimination and harassment. Three Latina engineers filed a lawsuit against the company in October 2017. They said their pay was lower than that of male colleagues who were Asian or white and that even when women and people of color performed well, they received lower rankings. These rankings along with prior compensation, a measure that generally leaves women at a disadvantage, were used to determine pay.

Age discrimination still a thorny problem, according to AARP

Age-based discrimination in the workplace remains disturbingly common in Arizona and around the country, according to a recently released study by the AARP. The nonprofit advocacy group asked 3,900 Americans 45 years of age or older about their work experiences, and 90 percent of them said that discrimination against older workers was commonplace. Almost two-thirds of the respondents said that they had been victims of such discrimination at least once during their careers.

Pregnant mothers and new adoptive parents have a right to leave

One of the most exciting and magical moments of your life is when a child joins your family. Whether you are pregnant and expecting the birth of a child or in the final stages of adoption, you are probably worrying about work leave. After all, newborns and new additions to your family require a lot of support at first.

Former FEMA employee being investigated

FEMA is responsible for helping Arizona residents obtain assistance after a natural disaster or other emergency. The man who ran the organization's personnel department until June 2018 is facing allegations of sexual harassment and that he led a toxic culture. Among the allegations against him is that he hired friends from college and women who he met online for the purposes of having sex with his friends within the organization.

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