Should you get paid for talking to your boss on the phone after hours?
When the store manager learned of the call, he insisted that the hourly employee be paid for her time on the phone, since the women chatted at least some of the time about work -- and the supervisor was fired for violating company policy.
The supervisor sued, but was rebuffed by the 8th U. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in favor of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
The class could include at least 20,000 women and possibly up to 50,000 who worked at Walmart while pregnant before the policy change, according to the lawsuit.
The company in a statement provided by spokesman Randy Hargrove denied the women’s claims and said Walmart’s pregnancy policies “have always fully met or exceeded both state and federal law.” The company said a separate anti-discrimination policy it maintains has long listed pregnancy as a protected status.
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Wal Mart in NC allows open fraternizing of married employees and management/salary with hourly.he had also began to drink very heavy and had not ever done this...lying saying he was going to stay at his dad's as he had medical needs and other needs, so he could help him.Management even tells the employees to not talk or say anything about it to the public and turn their heads and ignore it They are even told their job could be on the line if they are found to have said anything... His manager/supervisor and the corporate knew whole situation...My spouse in management/salary – he does do a great job when he works - It started when he had a loss as his Mom passed away-he already had some mental disorders and was suppose to be on meds that found out he had stopped abruptly which caused his mental situation to be even worse... They transferred him to another store to finalize all needs and working night shift (he had been working that shift at the store he was working at when his Mom died) a lot - this store had just been built and he was to be responsible for making all right for the grand opening... he had a hourly that worked there with him and he began to take smoke breaks with her and God only knows what other breaks because next thing known they began having relations and whatever else...Store managers aren’t required to explain the new policies to workers — and many apparently are not — which means employees don’t always know about them.