In Georgia, ABC News has reported that two women planned to sue their employer because they claim they were fired for being pregnant. Que’ana Morris is one of the women who plans to sue because she claims her boss said she could remain employed only if she “eliminated the situation that’s causing your absence.” She also secretly recorded a conversation she had with the director of the Emergency Communications Center, in which he was stated as saying to her, “I understand you have a situation. All I’m doing is giving you time to rectify your situation, and then you can come back when you can come to work.” Both Morris and Leeneeka Bell, who claims she was also fired by the Emergency Communications Center based on her pregnancy, plan to file a lawsuit after an EEOC finding. See:
Pregnancy discrimination is a 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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