A major hotel corporation agreed to pay $85,000, provide $15,000 worth of paid leave and offer other relief to a New York employee to settle a discrimination lawsuit, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
When the #MeToo movement first took off in America, it mostly tackled the entertainment industry in Hollywood. Men in power were exposed for habitually taking advantage of younger women seeking fame or success. It soon spread into corporate and politics, thus making its way to D.C. and even The White House itself.
With the economy strong and unemployment rates low, more and more employers are offering generous maternity leave benefits and work-life balance perks to keep women happy at their jobs after having a child. However, even in 2019, women are not immune from pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.
All Americans have the right to a workplace that's safe and free from discrimination. When your employer violates that right, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). But what happens then?
Washington D.C. is one of the best places to live for workers who may need paid family leave. Most states in America have no provisions for paid family leave, especially where men are concerned. According to Forbes, out of 41 developed countries all around the world, America is the only one that does not provide paid parental leave.