Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace can be extremely harmful to employees. No employee should have to be subjected to such discrimination. Thus, one hopes that all employers in Wisconsin and other states make sure to not commit such discrimination against their employees.
According to the Southtown Star article which reported this story, the woman has brought a discrimination lawsuit in a federal court against the bar in connection to these allegations. Reportedly, in this lawsuit, the woman is asking for damages.
According to the Southtown Star article mentioned above, the bar's owners have not responded to requests for comments on this lawsuit.
One wonders what will happen in this pregnancy discrimination case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, pregnancy discrimination can cause a great deal of harm to employees. Thus, one hopes that employers make sure to act properly when it comes to employment decisions (such as termination decisions) and to not engage in pregnancy discrimination when making such decisions. One also hopes that employers are held accountable when they commit pregnancy discrimination. No employee should have to face being wrongfully fired because of a pregnancy.
Source: Southtown Star, "Pregnant bartender sues employers for firing her once she started showing," May 9, 2012