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QSI Business Solutions, a staffing agency located in Georgia, violated federal law by refusing to hire an applicant after finding out she was pregnant.

According to the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the company refused to place a woman for employment after learning she was pregnant. When the woman called for an opening, she was asked if she was currently pregnant. Upon confirming that she was, she was told she could not be placed for the job as she was a safety risk.

This type of discrimination is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The EEOC was unsuccessful in reaching a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process, leading to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division.

The EEOC is seeking back pay, punitive, and compensatory damages for the victim.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Pregnancy discrimination details the wrongful treatment of a woman because of her pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to her pregnancy.

Many women are unaware of the fact that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is in place to protect them against discrimination due to pregnancy regarding any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and training.

In the event that a woman is temporarily unable to perform her job duties as a result of a pregnancy related medical condition, the employer is required to continue to treat her in the same manner as any other temporarily disabled worker.

Virginia Employment Lawyer – Do You Have A Case?

Have you been discriminated against at work as a result of your pregnancy? If so, you have legal rights. Contact Virginia employment attorney Cindra Dowd to discuss your legal rights 877-544-5323.

Benhar Office Interiors LLC, an office furnishing store based in Manhattan, New York, is set to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit for $90,000.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit against the company, charging that it rejected to hire a qualified applicant after learning she was pregnant. In addition to multiple interviews, the company gave the applicant positive feedback while also extending an offer of employment through a staffing company.

Once the staffing company informed the company that the woman was pregnant, it refused to hire her and instead opted for a non-pregnant applicant.

This type of conduct is a direct violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. In short, employers are not permitted to making hiring decisions based on pregnancy.

To go along with the $90,000 in compensation, Benhar is required to provide training related to employment discrimination laws.

Have you been a Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination?

Have you been discriminated against at work as a result of your pregnancy? If so, you have rights that need protecting. Contact a Virginia employment attorney to setup a consultation.

A Holiday Inn franchisee in Batesville, Mississippi has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

It is believed that Jiji, Inc., the parent company of the Holiday Inn franchise, violated federal law by firing a worker because she was pregnant. According to the lawsuit, the woman informed her manager of her pregnancy on her first day of work. Later that day, however, her employment was terminated and a non-pregnant worker was hired.

To go along with the monetary settlement, the company must train employees on rights under Title VII while also maintaining records of discrimination complaints.

Pregnancy discrimination is a direct violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Virginia Pregnancy Discrimination – Employment Lawyer

Pregnancy discrimination details the wrongful treatment of a woman because of her pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to her pregnancy.

Many women are unaware of the fact that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is in place to protect them against discrimination due to pregnancy regarding any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and training.

If you or a loved one are a victim of workplace discrimination, contact our office to discuss your situation and learn about your legal rights.