Wellness Center to Pay $37,000 to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

     The EEOC recently announced that a wellness center ithat specializes in cosmetic skin care treatments has agreed to pay $37,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.  The EEOC alleged that an employee at Shefa Wellness Center was fired only two days after she told the owner of the company that she was pregnant.  The employer told the plaintiff that she had deceived the company by not informing the company of her pregnancy during her interview.  This alleged conduct violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act because employers may not subject women to discrimination because of their pregnancy.  See EEOC v. CFS Health Management, Inc., No. 1:15-cv-00845 (N.D. Ga. 2015).

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