Firing Women Because They Are Pregnant Is Illegal

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that it had reached a $50,000 pregnancy disability lawsuit settlement with a company that sells dietary supplements.  The EEOC’s lawsuit claims that an employee informed the company that she was pregnant.  Just a few days later, she was terminated.  In addition, the EEOC contends that the company refused to bring back another employee after her maternity leave ended.  The alleged conduct is a violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which is an Amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  See EEOC v. Tarr, Inc. and Zenith, LLC, No. 3:17-cv-01660-W-WVG (S.D. Cal.).

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