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UC San Diego will not fire pregnant postdoc from China who spoke out about data falsification pressure

  • Li Jiang, a pregnant postdoctoral scholar from China, reached a settlement with the University of California, San Diego, earlier this month to extend her contract for six more months.
  • Jiang, whose contract has been renewed multiple times at the university, nearly lost her job and her legal status in the U.S. after speaking out about data falsification in her lab earlier this year.
  • After her revelation about the irregularities in January, Jiang said her supervisor told her that her research appointment would not be extended again.
  • Her peers criticized the case, and the Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) filed a formal grievance on her behalf on July 15.
  • Under the settlement, Jiang will now be allowed to stay and continue her work at UC San Diego under a new supervisor and retain her health benefits for six more months.
  • While she is set to resign after the “bridge appointment,” this will at least ensure Jiang does not lose her legal status in the U.S. while she is pregnant.

A researcher who nearly lost her job of over four years at the University of California, San Diego, after speaking out about data falsification in her lab reached a settlement with the school earlier this month. 

Li Jiang is a pregnant postdoctoral scholar from China whose contract had been renewed multiple times at the university.

Victoria’s Secret pays $8.3 million to 1,250 laid-off Thai workers in landmark settlement

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  • Victoria’s Secret paid $8.3 million to over 1,250 laid-off garment workers in Thailand in a landmark settlement.
  • “We regret they were not ultimately in a position to conclude this matter on their own so to ensure the workers received their full severance amounts owed, Victoria’s Secret agreed to advance the severance funds to the factory owners,” the lingerie brand said in a statement.
  • Brilliant Alliance Thai’s factory in Samut Prakan Province shut down in March 2021 after going bankrupt, laying off 1,250 workers.
  • The workers protested for a year after not receiving their Thai law-mandated severance payouts after they were laid off, despite many of them having worked at the factory for over a decade.
  • Jitnawatcharee Panad, who worked for a total of 25 years at the garment facility, said over a third of the workers were women aged 45 and above.

Over 1,000 Thai garment workers who lost their jobs at a factory supplying lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret received a landmark $8.3 million settlement from the global fashion brand.

Brilliant Alliance Thai’s factory in Samut Prakan Province was shut down in March 2021 after going bankrupt, laying off 1,250 workers.