The U.S. Women’s soccer team is celebrating their legal win for equal pay after a six-year legal challenge. Five of the USWNT’s stars, led by Megan Rapinoe and striker Alex Morgan, fought for equal pay after they had been systematically underpaid for years compared to the men’s team. The players first filed a Charge of Discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April 2016. The players sued three years later, seeking damages under the federal Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. A twenty-four
Supreme Court Rulings Blocks Vaccine Mandate on Large Companies But Health Care Workers Still Face Vaccine Deadline
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the OSHA mandate that would have required workers at businesses with 100 or more employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine or provide weekly negative test results. In contrast, the Court allowed the mandate to apply to medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments. The rulings, however, will not prevent U.S. companies from acting on their own and requiring vaccinations for their workers.
Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court lifted lower court orders that were freezing the mandate for medical facilities in 24 states.
I applaud the efforts of the Microsoft investors who are addressing their employees claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination instead of trying to sweep it under the rug. A former Microsoft engineer notified the board that she had a sexual relationship with then board member Bill Gates. Gates stepped down from the board in 2020. Since that time the investors have taken the stance of looking into claims of workers in the hopes of improving the lives of their employees. “We’re committed not just to reviewing the report but
The EEOC recently updated guidance on COVID-19 stating that employees who have had the disease may be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. To be qualified under the ADA, a person would have to show that they a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity and that their employer took action against a person due to the perception that the employee is disabled or the worker’s record of impairment. But just because you tested positive for COVID-19 does not mean you will qualify as disabled. An