What not to say to a pregnant worker: “The baby is taking a toll on you.” Surprisingly, that’s exactly what a four-month-pregnant waitress was told when she was cut from the weekly schedule and then fired. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed asuit on behalf of the woman, who was under no medical or working restrictions when she lost her job at a Jackson, Miss., bar and grill. The employer will now pay $20,000 to settle the suit.
Heed the words of the EEOC: “Women have the right to work, including during pregnancy.”