News Digest 5-2-2022


Starbucks barista claims she was forced to work after getting burned on the job

A Starbucks shift supervisor claims she was denied time off and compensation, and forced to return to work after reportedly suffering second-degree burns while handling a hot pitcher of water on the job. New York Post


New Jersey county pays $315K to settle injured corrections officer’s wrongful termination suit

Cumberland County has paid an ex-corrections officer $315,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging he was wrongfully fired after suffering an injury on the job. The lawsuit had accused the county of retaliation, wrongful termination and violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.


Florida clinic where lead factory employees received flawed care to close

A Tampa health clinic whose medical director failed to warn local lead factory employees that the amount of metal in their bodies put them in danger will close, the clinic announced. A Tampa Bay Times investigation published last year detailed serious flaws in the care those employees received. Tampa Bay Times/Yahoo!