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.
Home Depot is being sued by an employee who claims she was sexually harassed by a supervisor and, after reporting his behavior, retaliated against. She also claims the emotional distress she suffered as a result of the harassment constituted a disability, for which she was discriminated against.
A long-time, deaf employee of UPS has sued the shipping giant after being terminated, claiming he was discriminated against because of his disability. Ayon claims that UPS rarely provided him with an interpreter despite his repeated requests. As a result, he was unable to follow what was being discussed at mandatory meetings, including those involving safety.
A suit seeking class and collective action status to cover current and former employees of Papa John’s has been filed in federal court in California. It claims that Papa John’s violated federal, California, and New York law by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime.
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.”
Allstate is being sued by a former female employee who claims that the insurance and financial services giant discriminated against her on the basis of age and gender and retaliated against her for lodging complaints, ultimately firing her.
The suit claims that she and her coworkers were eligible for and did receive “commissions, non-discretionary bonuses, and other forms of compensation.” She claims that Toms failed to include those amounts when calculating workers’ regular rate of pay for purposes of overtime, and, therefore, were “not adequately paid for all of the overtime they work.”