Recent case: Nicole, an experienced orthodontic assistant, heard about a job opening and was offered the position. That’s when she said she was pregnant and asked about . And that’s when the orthodontist rescinded the offer, accusing Nicole of being dishonest in not revealing her pregnancy up front.
Nicole sued, alleging. The court concluded that rescinding an offer because the applicant didn’t reveal information that the employer wasn’t even legally allowed to ask about was illegal discrimination. The only thing remaining is to calculate how much the orthodontist owes Nicole for pregnancy discrimination. (LaPoint v. Family Orthodontics, No. A15-0396, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, 2015)
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