Rideshare for Kids

An appeals court in California ruled in favor of Zum drivers who claim the company, an app that allows customers to schedule rides for children, misclassified them as independent contractors. The trial court compelled the case to arbitration but the drivers filed their claims under the Private Attorneys General Act, so they cannot be compelled into arbitration.

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BLM Masks

A federal court in Pennsylvania refused to stay a preliminary injunction that prohibits the Port Authority of Allegheny County from enforcing its policy that bans employees from wearing “Black Lives Matter” face masks, finding that its decision to block a policy that prevents employees from “engaging in passive and peaceful expression” is “well-supported” by the First Amendment.

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Suspicious Tampons

A federal court in Virginia ruled a former dental hygienist at correctional facility who was fired for “suspicion of contraband” may pursue her sex discrimination claims against the Virginia Department of Corrections. The suspicion arose due to discrepancies in the body scans of the hygienist as she arrived and left work. In the morning, the scan revealed she was using a tampon; as she left work, it revealed her makeshift toilet paper tampon.

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Bloomberg Dodges Liability for Claims of Sexual Harassment at Namesake Company

Citing Michael Bloomberg’s lack of personal participation in alleged workplace sexual harassment at his namesake company, New York’s highest court on Thursday affirmed a dismissal that keeps the billionaire off the hook for the claims of a fired Bloomberg LP employee who says a supervisor drugged and raped her.

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