WNBA All Star Player Dearica Hamby Suffers Pregnancy Discrimination from Las Vegas Aces

The WNBA league announced on May 16 that they will be rescinding the Las Vegas Aces’ 2025 draft pick and will suspend head coach Becky Hammon for two games. This decision is a result of two investigations that were conducted after All-Star Dearica Hamby’s claims were made public. In January, Hamby was traded to the […]

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Is it illegal to lay off an employee who’s on leave?

There are many types of leaves of absences that employees can take.  The following leaves are some of the leaves protected by law:  medical/disability leave, family leave, and pregnancy leave.   Terminating an employee because they need medical or family leave is illegal.  But, it is not illegal to terminate an employee in the middle of a leave if […]

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Understanding Pregnant Employee Rights in California (2023)

Pregnant Employee Rights California

California is known to be at the forefront of implementing progressive employment laws that safeguard the rights and well-being of employees. Pregnant workers are no exception. As a result, both employees and employers have a shared responsibility to be well-informed about the rights and protections afforded to pregnant workers under California law. This ensures a […]

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Amazon Accused of Systemic Disability Discrimination by New York State Agency

Amazon Disability Discrimination

The New York State Division of Human Rights has accused Amazon of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites. A complaint was filed by the Agency claiming that Amazon has policies requiring workers to take unpaid leaves of absences even if they are capable of working, instead of providing reasonable accommodations. The complaint […]

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Pregnancy Medical Leave – Case Example

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Example

Vero is a young woman who experienced shocking pregnancy and disability discrimination at work. When she went on a temporary disability leave due to pregnancy complications, she was written up for falling behind on her work while on leave! To add insult to injury, Vero’s employer ordered her to work overtime to make up for […]

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