These “no-fault” policies are portrayed as neutral because they purport to treat all absences the same, regardless of the reason, but in reality, they are incredibly unfair to workers and often force them to choose between their health and their jobs.
Leigha Klopp was pregnant and working at Walmart. One morning, she woke up vomiting blood. She called the store to tell them that she was going to the hospital, on the advice of her obstetrician, and that she would need to miss work. When she returned for her next scheduled shift, Walmart fired her. We filed a class-action lawsuit against Walmart on behalf of Ms. Klopp and another former Walmart employee.
In 2014, the USDA rejected a proposal that would harm poultry workers and, as 40 organizations recently urged the Secretary of Agriculture, should do the same today.
NEW YORK—Less than two months after releasing its report, “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences,” A Better Balance yesterday filed additional charges of discrimination with the…
Walmart is proud of its heritage as a family-founded company. Ironically, while the Walton family touts its family values, Walmart’s absence control program punishes workers who need to be there for their own families.