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.
A Better Balance filed a class-action lawsuit today, challenging Walmart’s “no-fault” absence control policy as systemically violating the rights of women who need leave for pregnancy-related illnesses or medical care. The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of two former Walmart employees and is the first class action brought under New York's Pregnant Worker Fairness Act.
Various federal, state, and local laws give certain workers who miscarry or are at risk of miscarrying the right to time off. This fact sheet will help you navigate your workplace rights if you have had or are at risk of having a miscarriage.
ABB clients Otisha Woolbright and Candis Riggins are featured in The New York Times.
Working at Walmart while pregnant? Recovering from childbirth? Temporarily need to stop heavy lifting, need more water breaks, or other assistance? With this new policy, you don’t have to choose between your paycheck and your health.
Poultry and egg workers, in particular, face extremely hazardous conditions on the job and work in a climate of fear. The US Department of Labor found that poultry workers are injured five times more than other workers.