Currently head of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Cheryl Stanton was named last year in a lawsuit alleging she failed to pay her house cleaners.
Amid the cascade of Uber scandals, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Little ones get lost – like the time, last year, when a federal judge berated Uber for using unlicensed private investigators to fraudulently dig up dirt on a conservationist who had sued the company. To help keep track of the mess, here’s a timeline of Uber’s more recent troubles.
President Donald Trump’s budget claims to “focus on the forgotten American worker.” But when it comes to protecting the American worker from job discrimination, the focus is on cuts.
The misuse of employment tests – which measure reading, math and other cognitive skills – can unfairly disadvantage minorities and women without the employers or the job applicants even realizing it.
A former Uber employee claimed he was fired last year after sticking up for female colleagues facing sexual harassment, according to a formal complaint that has not previously been made public.
The manager still works at Automation Personnel Services, a Alabama-based temp agency, where rampant discrimination was found in a Reveal investigation.
President Trump has already rolled back or stalled regulations meant to protect workers from wage theft, harassment, on-the-job injuries, greedy financial advisors and cancer-causing dust. And that’s all without a new secretary of labor.
Trump has promised to create 25 million jobs over the next decade, but his proposed budget shrinks key job programs designed to help laid-off workers and low-income adults break into the workforce.
With two more Trump appointments to come, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will lurch from a Democratic majority to a Republican one. Acting Chairwoman Victoria Lipnic’s voting record shows what is at stake.
An Illinois bill would require temp agencies to track the race and gender of all job applicants. Supporters say it would provide evidence of discrimination when agencies shut out black workers in favor of Latino workers considered easier to exploit.