Warren Tricomi Salons, with locations on New York’s Upper East Side, will pay $30,000 to settle asuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of an assistant who claims the company rescinded an offer to promote her and then fired her after her boss learned she was pregnant.
After mediation efforts failed and the case was headed to trial, the salon agreed to settle.
In addition to the cash payment, terms of the settlement call for the salon to give the fired employee a positive job reference, develop and circulate an anti-discrimination policy, train managers how to avoid discrimination and report any subsequent pregnancy discrimination complaints directly to the EEOC.
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- Warn bosses: Pregnancy plans talk is off-limits
- No need to extend maternity leave when it's clear mother won't be able to return
- Rid handbooks of risky outdated policies
- Concurrently running FMLA leave, vacation time and short-Term disability
- Excessive absences justify firingâ€”And bar unemployment compensation