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Life Imitating Art? Pregnant and Fired — When Will Employers Learn?

Last week, the EEOC announced that it had sued a Mississippi hotel operator for pregnancy discrimination. Some call it stupidity. I like to think of it as job security.

August 27, 2013

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce brings us this funny video about how not to fire pregnant employee.

Sadly, life sometimes imitates art.

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it had sued a Mississippi hotel operator for … you guessed it … pregnancy discrimination:

According to the EEOC’s suit, Te’Shawn Harmon informed her manager of her pregnancy on her first day of work.  That evening, the manager terminated Harmon and replaced her with a non-pregnant employee.

Ugh. Some call it stupidity. I like to think of it as job security.

Written by Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. For more information, contact Jon at (216) 736-7226 or jth@kjk.com. You can also follow Jon on Twitter @jonhyman.