By Christine Powell (July 24, 2018, 8:06 PM EDT) -- A pair of former hourly Walmart employees hit the retail giant with a proposed class action lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday alleging that its policy of punishing workers for unscheduled absences discriminates against pregnant women.
Kaitlyn Hoover and Leigha Klopp allege that under Walmart's "no fault" absence control system, hourly employees rack up disciplinary points whenever they miss a scheduled shift or arrive late for or leave early from a shift without advance approval and, if the points reach a particular threshold, they can be terminated.
The two former employees assert that they personally experienced the impacts of...
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