What Not To Say To Women About Getting Pregnant

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently reported that Dash Dream Plant, Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit that the EEOC brought against it alleging pregnancy discrimination.  The EEOC’s lawsuit claims that the company conducted staff meetings wherein female employees were told not to get pregnant.  Female employees were also informed that if they became pregnant, then they should consider themselves fired.  The lawsuit further alleges that the company did not rehire or reinstate female employees who tried to return to work after giving birth.  These alleged actions are violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.  It is illegal to discriminate against female employees because of their sex and pregnancy.  See EEOC v. Dash Dream Plant, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-01395-DAD-EPG (E.D. Cal.).

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