Simone Grimes made secret recordings of Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt that she says bolster her claims of harassment, retaliation and equal-pay violations by Watt and the agency.
A federal court has sided with Aileen Rizo, who filed suit after realizing her male counterparts were being paid more. The ruling overrules a previous interpretation of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. Rizo is seen here with her daughters in a photo she provided to the AP in 2017.
Nina Irizarry says she was sexually harassed in various jobs as a contractor but didn't have a human resources person to turn to or an employer to sue.
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Most workers are covered by the Family Medical Leave Act, which allows up to 12 weeks of leave per year to care for family members. But that leave is unpaid. Now, Republicans are making paid family leave a legislative policy.
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Isabel Escobar (far right) was among a group of Arise Chicago members — Latina and Polish home cleaners, nannies and home care workers — advocating for the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights during an October 2015 trip to the state capital in Springfield.
Former Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson came forward and accused her boss, the late Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment. She did so in spite of a clause in her employment agreement requiring her to resolve workplace complaints through private arbitration.
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Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resources officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.
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Companies are trying geofencing, which uses GPS and radio frequency identification to set up a virtual, wireless perimeter so that cellphone users in that area receive messages or advertisements on their phones.
The vast majority of contingent or independent workers in the U.S. do not receive employee benefits, though some companies and lawmakers are trying to change that.
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One Uber driver is available in Muncie, Ind., at 7 p.m. on a recent weeknight. Through dozens of interviews and an informal survey, NPR found that hundreds of Uber drivers feel the company is not living up to its "Be Your Own Boss" promise.
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