Many women in the San Francisco Bay Area see Avon as a company that celebrates female entrepreneurship and empowerment. Nevertheless, two former employees of the company have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the beauty products manufacturer of pregnancy discrimination. They alleged that Avon discriminated against pregnant women and mothers, including nursing mothers who need to pump breast milk while on the job. The suit cited Avon's own language about women's empowerment and commitment to advancement, noting that women may apply to work at the company due to its branding.
As the end of the year approaches, many workers are looking forward to their time off during Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, not all employees celebrate these holidays at their homes. They might celebrate a special holiday for their religion that takes place on what is a typical work day for everyone else.
A recent survey looked at sexual harassment in the field of architecture. The survey suggests that such harassment is very prevalent in this field.
One of the most common lawsuits employees take to court happens when their employers fail to pay them the proper overtime. Depending on how long the worker went overtime, the employers could be denying some much-needed extra money to the employee's bank account.