Pregnancy Discrimination claimed against Platinum Production Testing Services in Texas

In Laredo, Texas, the Platinum Production Testing Services company, which provides oil/gas testing, measuring, surveying and analysis surveys, is being sued by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the lawsuit, the employer discriminated against an employee on the basis of pregnancy. Allegedly, a secretary/office clerk was fired after she requested leave for medical treatment to address complications with her pregnancy. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-4-12d.cfm

In 2011, the EEOC received 28,538 charges of sex-based discrimination. Of those claims about 5,797 were alleged pregnancy discrimination charges, where the EEOC recovered $17.2 million in monetary benefits for pregnancy discrimination victims. See

Pregnancy discrimination is violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).  PDA is a federal anti-discrimination law which prevents for employers from refusing to hire pregnant women, from firing pregnant women, and from treating pregnant women any differently because of their pregnancy. Disability discrimination can come in many forms. It can consist of comments about a disability made by another employee leading to an adverse employment action against the injured employee. Other forms include when an employer fails to promote or terminates an employee’s job when the employee is able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, and the employer refuses to accommodate the disability. Source: http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm#anchor62335

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