Vice: Warren Investigates Report That FedEx, Walmart Punish Workers for Taking Time Off
On Tuesday, the senator sent letters to the CEOs of five of the country’s largest employers demanding information about their respective attendance policies.
Senator Elizabeth Warren sent letters to the CEOs of FedEx, Walmart, Conagra, 3M, and Kroger on Tuesday demanding information about their respective attendance policies and whether companies are adequately informing workers of their legal rights to take time off work without punishment.
The letters follow a June report by the legal advocacy group A Better Balance that investigated 66 U.S. companies (including those contacted by Senator Warren) that use points-based attendance policies, also known as “no-fault” attendance policies, which penalize workers who call out of work, regardless of the reason. The report found that these companies use points-based attendance policies to “infringe on workers’ rights by punishing them … for absences that are legally protected, including time off for serious medical needs.”
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By: Lauren Kaori Gurley
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