Posts Tagged pregnancy discrimination

Walmart fires worker for becoming pregnant

For years, Walmart has taken heat–in the courts and the streets– for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and a generally shitty record on worker rights. In the spring, the company made a half-assed attempt to be less awful by changing their policy to say pregnant workers may be eligible for a “reasonable accommodation” if they have “a temporary disability caused by pregnancy.”

But former Walmart employee Candis Riggins was fired–and lost her home–thanks to her pregnancy. After Riggins landed in the hospital multiple times because she worked in maintenance and had to carry around toxic chemicals all day, she asked to be temporarily moved behind the cash register–a reasonable accommodation if I’ve ever ...

For years, Walmart has taken heat–in the courts and the streets– for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and a generally shitty record on worker rights. In the ...

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More anti-choice billboards targeting the black community are up in Atlanta. Their website? Abortioninthehood.com.

A judge has struck down the pregnancy discrimination case against Bloomberg (but will allow some individual lawsuits to move forward).

Planned Parenthood has ceased providing abortions in three cities in Arizona.

You did read what Senator Tom Coburn said about Obama supporting Medicare because as a black man he received “tremendous advantage from a lot of these programs,” right? Right??

A must-read from a couple of days ago: Sarah Jaffe at Feministe on the Verizon workers strike and class warfare. Amanda says we should call it like it is: feudalism.

More anti-choice billboards targeting the black community are up in Atlanta. Their website? Abortioninthehood.com.

A judge has struck down the pregnancy discrimination case against Bloomberg (but will allow some individual lawsuits to move forward).

Planned ...