The telecom giant was sued for violating Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” ordinance, which forbids employers form asking about potential criminal histories.
The applicant says her charges were “resolved,” but she was still denied a second interview after not meeting T-Mobile’s background standards. She also alleges racial discrimination based on disproportionate arrests of minorities.
The former Senior Benefits Consultant was diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of 24. She started working at AON Service Corporation in May of 2015, but was canned for alleged “performance issues” by Fall of 2016.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court, she says that was pretextual, and that she was really fired in retaliation for requesting “time during working hours, two to three times per week, to attend therapy sessions,” according to the complaint.
The lead plaintiffs in the case say they regularly worked more than forty hours per week for the baking giant as sales representatives.
According to the complaint, they never received the mandated time-and-a-half pay that accompanies overtime work.
The cook says she was discriminated against for her accent and Asian-American heritage.
She also claims her supervisor favored African-American employees, offering them more promotions and overtime hours. She was eventually fired because she “allegedly gave away a slice of a customer’s birthday cake to another employee…” She claims it was really because she reported discrimination.
A Lead Worker in the Office of Voter Registration was sued in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for allegedly exposing himself to co-workers. The man was found guilty of indecent exposure and criminal attempt of indecent assault without consent in December of 2016. One of the flasher’s victims has now sued him and the city for causing injuries including but not limited to depression, anxiety and PT
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