Are production line workers provided with appropriate toilet breaks?


Are production line workers provided with appropriate toilet breaks?

The main story in this week’s issue revolves around an investigation into the meatpacking industry and how workers on the production line are treated. It has come to light that some workers are being denied reasonable access to toilets – and lawyers are seeking to change that. Then, if you’re a sports fan, you might have already heard of this next case. Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has filed a scathing lawsuit against the NFL and its 32 franchises for what he calls systemic racial discrimination regarding the hiring of black people for managerial positions. coach and management. To conclude, we have a few potentially mislabeled products that have found themselves at the center of recent class action lawsuits – these being Campbell’s “no added MSG” products and Tylenol’s “non-drowsy” cough medicine, respectively. You can also find information about the latest settlements below.

– Ty Armstrong, Writer/Community Manager

If you work on a production or assembly line, particularly in the meatpacking industry, and have been denied fair and reasonable access to a restroom, the lawyers working with want to know of your news. They are investigating whether legal action can be taken to help overturn these aggressive and potentially illegal policies, but must first hear from the workers to whom it happened to them. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, employers cannot unreasonably restrict access to restrooms and must allow their workers to use the facilities as needed. So if you don’t have reasonable access to restrooms where you work, help this investigation and share your story with us here. Federal law strictly prohibits employers from firing, demoting, or retaliating against employees simply for exercising their legal rights.

Ex-Dolphins coach files discrimination lawsuit against NFL

After being fired by the Dolphins after back-to-back winning seasons, former head coach Brian Flores has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the NFL and each of its teams for alleged racial discrimination. The lawsuit claims that while the league and its 32 franchises have had many opportunities over the years to combat racism, particularly when it comes to hiring black people as head coaches, coordinators and general managers, nothing has changed. The case takes a close look at the “Rooney Rule,” which requires teams to interview at least two minority candidates as part of any head coaching vacancy. Flores alleges he has twice undergone mock interviews with teams seeking to meet their obligations under the Rooney Rule, most recently with the Giants, and that more needs to be done to address racism during the hiring. For a more in-depth look at the situation and the allegations made, visit this page.

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~In Other News~

Lawsuit Says Campbell Soup’s ‘No MSG’ Claims Are False

The presence of MSG in food has long been a point of contention among American diners, to the point that if it is present in a product, customers expect to be alerted regardless of their stance on the divisive seasoning. . Take the Campbell Soup Company, for example, which is now the subject of a class action lawsuit for the “no MSG added” statement on some of its soups, broths and other products claiming to contain monosodium glutamate due to the presence of certain ingredients. While the labels include a disclaimer stating that “a small amount of glutamate occurs naturally in yeast extract”, the case argues that a reasonable consumer would not notice this qualifying language and understands” no MSG added” to mean that no MSG has been added to the food at all. The suit mirrors a case filed against Nissin Foods for its Cup Noodles and Top Ramen products. Want more? You can read all the details here.

Tylenol cough medicine: ‘non-drowsy’ labeling can be misleading

When we’re feeling a little queasy and just need to get through the day, we hope medications advertised as “non-drowsy” will help us get there. But now, a proposed class action lawsuit claims that certain over-the-counter Tylenol cough medicines have been falsely labeled as “non-drowsy” because they contain the active ingredient dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DXM). Even at recommended doses, DXM is known to induce drowsiness, depending on the combination, and can be found in Tylenol Cold + Flu Severe, Tylenol Cold MAX, and Tylenol Cold + Mucus Severe despite their “non-drowsy” claims. Whether an over-the-counter product can induce drowsiness is a key consideration for consumers, who the lawsuit says have been “intentionally misled” and possibly even overcharged. More information about the case can be found on this page.

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