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…
Two former Walmart employees who suffered from pregnancy discrimination brought a class action lawsuit against Walmart last Friday claiming that the retail giant discriminated against thousands of pregnant women across the country. A Better Balance, National Women’s Law Center, Mehri & Skalet, and Sedey Harper & Westhoff filed the complaint on behalf of the employees in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Following confusion since the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court pregnancy discrimination case Young v. UPS, the bipartisan federal PWFA is needed more than ever to ensure fairness for all pregnant workers.
We urge Tyson to effectively implement these commitments, and for the rest of the industry to follow suit. We also urge Tyson and the rest of the industry to take action on providing job-protected paid sick days that workers can use for themselves and their families, an issue that Tyson so far has only said it will study.