There are many types of workplace discrimination that federal law prohibits. One such type is pregnancy discrimination. No woman should have to worry that they will be treated unfairly at work because they are pregnant. Such workplace discrimination can be extremely harmful.
The woman claims that she was subjected to pregnancy discrimination. Specifically, she claims that she was denied a raise and a performance review because she was pregnant.
The woman has brought a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in a federal court in Texas in connection to these allegations. The staffing agency and the oil company have been named as defendants in this lawsuit. The article on the Southeast Texas Record's website which reported this story did not mention what specific relief the woman is asking for in her lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this pregnancy discrimination case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case illustrate, pregnancy discrimination in the workplace can cause a great deal of harm to employees. Thus, one hopes that employers are held accountable when they engage in conduct like that alleged in this case. One also hopes that all employers make sure to act properly towards employees and take all proper steps to ensure that their employees are not subjected to pregnancy discrimination or other wrongful workplace discrimination.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Suit filed after pregnant woman denied raise," John Suayan, Dec. 30, 2012
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