September 5, 2017 / 12:06 PM / 10 months ago

EEOC Monitor: Agency laboring on pregnancy bias cases

By Daniel Wiessner The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed three new pregnancy discrimination cases in August, suggesting a renewed focus on the issue.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Diego on Aug. 18, the agency said dietary supplement company Tarr Inc in 2013 unlawfully fired a customer service representative days after she disclosed that she was pregnant, even though she had just received a positive performance review. Less than a year later, Tarr refused to hire back a different customer service worker after she had given birth, the commission said.

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