Laredo-based Platinum PTS will pay a former employee $100,000 to settle charges it violated the. According to her complaint, the former employee was fired after she asked for time off following a miscarriage.
The firm—which provides oil and gas testing, analysis, exploration and development service—settled the matter through the EEOC’s conciliation process. A companion suit against Texans Oil and Gas Services, a related company owned and managed by the Platinum PTS’ president, is still pending.
Note: Discrimination based on an employee’s current, former, planned or wished-for pregnancy violates Title VII of the Civil Rights as amended by the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Employers should evaluate all adverse employment actions in light of these laws.