Illegal to Cut Hours Because Pregnant

     The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against a restaurant who the EEOC alleges discriminated against an employee because of her pregnancy.  The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that the employer took adverse actions against a server after she informed the restaurant owner of her pregnancy.  After learning of the pregnancy, the restaurant cut the server’s hours, refused to place her back in her position as a server after she gave birth, and then eventually fired her.  Such alleged actions are a violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  See EEOC v. Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, LLC, No. 3:18-cv-00338-MMA-BLM (S.D. Cal.).

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