It is very important for employers to not engage in pregnancy discrimination
against employees. No employee should have to face such discrimination at work.
Pregnancy discrimination (such as harassment, unfair treatment or termination based on pregnancy) can cause a great deal of harm to employees. One hopes employers are held accountable when they engage in such wrongful discrimination against their employees.
pregnancy discrimination. The case involved a woman who worked as a model on the game show "The Price Is Right."
Reportedly, while she was with the show, the woman became pregnant. According to the woman, after she informed the show of her pregnancy, she was subjected to hostility and name-calling at work. The woman further alleged that she stopped receiving calls to work for the show after her pregnancy started showing.
The woman was pregnant with twins. Reportedly, one of the twins died and the
other was born premature.
Reportedly, sometime after her maternity leave, the woman inquired about
coming back to the show. According to the woman, the show did not allow her to return to work.
The woman alleged that pregnancy discrimination was behind the actions that
were taken against her.
A discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit was brought by the woman in
connection to these allegations. A trial was held in regards to this matter. The
jury in this case recently reached its decision. The jury ruled in favor of the
woman and awarded her a monetary judgment.
Source: KABC-TV, "'Price Is Right' model wins $7.7M in
discrimination, wrongful termination lawsuit," Leslie Miller, Nov. 21, 2012