Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was sued in Federal court by a custodial worker who says she was assigned to work in smoking sections while pregnant. The woman had a high-risk pregnancy due to a medical complications, yet no accommodations were made.
According to the complaint, “[Roberts] protested, she explained that she did not think it was fair that her only option was to accept a pay cut while the person who harassed her was allowed to continue working at a higher pay rate.”
UPS was sued in Federal court this week over allegations of racial discrimination against a White package carrier. The suit claims that despite multiple calls to the company’s ethics hotline, nothing constructive was done. According to the suit, he was fired in 2016 after several more complaints.
Temple University was sued for firing an assistant director of housekeeping after she requested multiple weeks off for chronic high blood pressure issues. Situational high blood pressure is brought on by stress, and can cause severe pain.
Aramark, along with Kutztown University and several of its administrators, was sued by a former employee whom they fired after a naked photo of him was sent around his office. The man calls his firing a “profound deprivation of his constitutional rights.”
Pennsylvania Hospital, which is affiliated with Penn Medicine, is being sued by a former contract employee who claims she was let go, not because of purported performance issues, but because of her disability, in violation of the ADA. The woman received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2009 and suffers from slight tremors in her hands.
The country’s largest propane marketer, Amerigas, is being sued by an ex-employee who was forced to wear a mask at work, purportedly to treat sleep apnea, for wrongful termination and failure to accommodate his perceived disability. He was told that he needed to keep wearing the mask or his employment would be terminated.