EEOC Sues Holiday Inn Franchisee for Pregnancy Discrimination
The EEOC filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Holiday Inn franchisee charging that an employee was fired due to her pregnancy. According to the lawsuit, the employee informed her manager of her pregnancy on her first day of work. The employee was fired that evening and replaced by an employee who was not pregnant. The alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. Among other relief, the EEOC seeks back pay, compensatory and punitive damages, and reinstatement.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Press Release, Mississippi Holiday Inn Franchisee Sued by EEOC for Pregnancy Discrimination, (Aug. 22, 2013).comments powered by Disqus