Company Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case

     A medical transportation company has reportedly agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The lawsuit alleged that an employee informed First Call Ambulance Service, LLC that she was pregnant, and also provided First Call with a doctor’s note that restricted her from lifting patients who weighed more than 200 pounds without assistance.  First Call took this employee off the schedule, told her that she could not work because of her pregnancy, and refused to otherwise accommodate her.  First Call allowed other employees (who were not pregnant) to use a power cot to help lift patients.  This alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  See EEOC v. First Call Ambulance Service, LLC, No. 3:15-cv-01041 (M.D. Tenn.).

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