Chemcore Industries, Inc., a Marietta, Georgia based company and one of the largest wholesale suppliers of sinks, faucets and related accessories to fabricators, plumbing suppliers and contractors in the United States, has been charged with violating federal law when its branch manager fired a customer service representative only hours after learning that she was pregnant. According to the lawsuit, Marie Simmons was terminated on her second day of work due to her pregnancy. Only hours after informing the branch manager of her pregnancy, the branch manager fired Simmons and informed her that the owners were upset with the fact that she was pregnant and that she had “deceived” the company by not disclosing her pregnancy during the interview. Full article.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, prohibits employers from discriminating against pregnant employees. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII, which covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. Title VII also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Women who are pregnant or affected by pregnancy-related conditions must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations.
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