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Gender discrimination lawsuit returns $130K for each of the three female plaintiffs

Gender discrimination in the workplace may seem to be an antiquated subject, but many Americans would be surprised to know how relevant the issue still is today. Last month, three Minnesota women won a gender discrimination case after losing their chauffeur jobs due to a Saudi prince’s demand that he only be chauffeured by males. According to the Insurance Journal, Gretchen Cooper, Barbara Herold and Lisa Boutelle were all awarded $130,000 when U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen ruled in favor of the three wrongfully discharged women. The damages are broken down into $100,000 each for mental anguish and suffering under ... Read More

Walmart Pharmacist Awarded $31 Million For Whistleblower Retaliation, Gender Discrimination

A New Hampshire federal jury ordered Walmart Stores Inc. to pay $31 million in damages to a former Walmart pharmacist who alleged she was wrongfully fired in retaliation for voicing concerns over pharmacy safety and gender discrimination. Maureen McPadden had worked as a pharmacist at Walmart’s Seabrook pharmacy for 13 years when she was fired in November 2012 under the pretext, she claimed, of losing a pharmacy key. Ms. McPadden, 51, argued that the true reason she was fired was for sounding the alarm to store management that customers were being endangered because inadequately trained pharmacy technicians were filling prescriptions improperly. ... Read More

California Fair Pay Act set to eliminate gender wage gap

The gender wage gap has been a growing problem in the U.S.; however, the state of California decided to put an end to the injustice once and for all by introducing the historic “Fair Pay Act.” According to “The Takeaway,” the Fair Pay Act, which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week, requires employers paying men more than women for the same job to verify the pay is based on credentials other than gender. Not only can disgruntled employees challenge alleged discrimination more easily, but they can do so without fear of retaliation as well. “The inequities that have plagued ... Read More

Former Georgia police officer wins gender discrimination suit

A former Columbus, Ga., police officer claims she didn’t file a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Columbus, the police chief and her former co-workers for the money. She did it because she wanted to stand up against race and gender discrimination in the workplace and show other women that they have the right to do so as well. Last week, Alicia Davenport, a former member of the Columbus Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Unit, was vindicated, her attorney told the Ledger-Enquirer. The jury found that Davenport, who left the force three years ago, was intentionally discriminated against because of ... Read More