California Family Care and Medical Leave Lawsuit
Verizon paid $6 million to current and former California employees to settle a class action lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) challenging the company’s family medical leave practices. The settlement covered Verizon’s voice, data and video operations in California, which employ more than 7,000 people. DFEH alleged that from 2007 to 2010, Verizon denied or failed to timely approve employees’ requests for leave for their own serious health condition, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or to bond with a new child. DFEH also alleged that the company fired employees for violating Verizon’s attendance policy when they missed work for a reason protected under state law. Verizon cooperated fully with the DFEH’s investigation and did not admit to any wrongdoing in settling the lawsuit.
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|Verizon Communications, Inc.||$6,011,190|