Game publisher Electronic Arts has officially taken the title as the worst
company in America. EA beat out Walmart, AT&T, and Bank of America
to secure the distinction of worst company. The reasons behind EA's
classification as such are numerous and include everything from poor business
practices to employee treatment that borders on illegal. According to
many current and former EA employees, expectations for time spent at work
constantly increased, even when projects were on schedule and no notable
increase in productivity resulted from the excessive working hours. Twelve
hour days and seven day workweeks were eventually considered normal; not
surprisingly, increased employee illness and injury ensued. These harmful
job-related health effects continue to be ignored by the corporate machine
in favor of increasing revenue. This high human cost has not gone completely
unacknowledged, however. Class action lawsuits have been filed against
EA regarding improper classification of employees as exempt in order to
skirt overtime regulations, and EA eventually reached several multi-million
dollar settlements with the plaintiffs involved.
If you or someone you know is facing unreasonable working conditions that
have jeopardized your health by causing illness or injury or exaggerating
pre-existing conditions, you do not have to suffer in silence. An experienced
workers' compensation attorney can evaluate your case and determine
whether you may have a valid
worker's comp claim. The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. understand that it can
be difficult to take the first step toward securing legal representation.
That is why a workers' comp lawyer from our firm will assess your
case in a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
Contact a New Jersey workers' compensation attorney at our firm now to begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.