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Britthaven nursing home settles pregnancy discrimination claim

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

The Kinston-based Britthaven nursing home and assisted-living chain has settled a pregnancy discrimination claim with the EEOC for $300,000.

The agreement settles a lawsuit brought by Katherine Hance and other pregnant employees who claimed they were treated differently from other employees because the company required them to obtain full medical clearance as soon as it learned they were pregnant. As a result, even though the women were still capable of performing their jobs, they were forced to take leave—or be terminated.

Advice:
Take a close look at any policy that singles out pregnant women. Most likely, it violates the law.

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