Exclusive: Ex-Google employee Chelsey Glasson sues over alleged pregnancy discrimination

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The state lawsuit against Google will unfold alongside an ongoing investigation by the EEOC into Glasson’s allegations of discrimination and retaliation. While on maternity leave last summer, Chelsey Glasson made the difficult decision to leave Google. As Glasson exclusively told Fast Company in a detailed first-person account, it was the culmination of a year punctuated by alleged pregnancy discrimination and retaliatory behavior from multiple bosses. In September, Glasson filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—usually the first step toward taking legal action—and earlier this year, the agency opened an investigation into her claims. Read Full Story

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Nike launches a maternity line—after facing criticism for treatment of pregnant athletes

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The collection is designed to take women through all the stages of pregnancy and beyond, and it’s part of Nike’s larger effort to appeal to female athletes—even when the company itself has not always supported women. Today, Nike debuts Nike M, a maternity collection, over a year after facing a congressional inquiry over allegations that the company discriminated against pregnant athletes. Over the past two years, the sportswear giant has walked a tricky tightrope of trying to appeal to diverse female athletes, while simultaneously facing accusations that its workplace culture and internal policies have been harmful to women. Nike has launched a sports hijab , a plus-size line, and the jerseys for the women’s World Cup soccer team. Nike M is its first collection for pregnant women. Read Full Story

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‘Blatant racism in practice’: For Pinterest whistleblowers, COO’s settlement is a slap in the face

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Critics say Pinterest’s $22.5 million settlement with its former COO highlights the company’s inequitable treatment of the Black women who first alerted the world to Pinterest’s discrimination problems. Earlier this week, Pinterest settled a gender discrimination lawsuit with its former chief operating officer for $22.5 million—one of the largest public individual settlements for gender discrimination in history. The seven-figure award goes to Francoise Brougher, once the number two executive at Pinterest, who says she was fired in retaliation for raising claims of pay disparity, discrimination, and exclusion at the virtual pinboard company. Read Full Story

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TikTok under fire for inappropriate content and privacy violations in Europe

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A complaint alleges that TikTok serves up inappropriate and suggestive content to children. TikTok has been hit with a series of complaints from the European Consumer Organization BEUC today. The complaint alleges a number of privacy and policy violations, which BEUC is urging the European Commission to investigate. Among the allegations BEUC has logged against TikTok are: Read Full Story

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