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Movie production companies wrap up PDA suit for $75,000

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in Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Management Training,Maternity Leave Laws

Two production companies for Will Ferrell’s movie Stranger than Fiction will pay a rejected job applicant who was pregnant $75,000 to compensate her for discrimination.

Cynthia Castillo-Hill had applied for a job as an extras casting assistant. But the production companies, Crick Pictures LLC and Mandate Pictures LLC, yelled “cut” when they learned she was pregnant.

E-mails produced during discovery showed company officials were worried she wouldn’t be up to the job’s demands because of her pregnancy.

Citing this stereotyping behavior, the EEOC filed suit, charging the companies with violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The production companies agreed to settle for $75,000. That’s a wrap!

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