A restaurant manager apparently thought he was looking out for the best interests of pregnant employees and their fetuses when he told them to stop working in their last trimester. Not so fast, said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed a lawsuit on the two workers’ behalf.
The manager admitted to EEOC investigators that he asked the women to resign. Note: The pregnant woman, not the employer, decides when to call it quits.
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