Medical leave

Lowe’s to pay $8.6 million to settle “maximum leave” policy lawsuit

Monday, May 23, 2016A federal court signed off on a comprehensive settlement May 13, requiring the nation’s second-largest home appliance store to pay $8.6 million and eliminate its strict policy limiting how long employees can take off for medical purposes. “This settlement sends…

Supreme Court hears pregnancy, disability discrimination case

Tuesday, December 9, 2014In one of the term’s most high-profile cases, attorneys at the Supreme Court debated December 4 the responsibilities of employers to accommodate pregnant employees. The case centers on Peggy Young, who formerly worked as a part-time early morning delivery…