January 30, 2013

Jury awards $7.77 million to ex-“Price is Right” model in pregnancy discrimination suit

A former “Price Is Right” model, Brandi Cochran, received a $7,769,440 jury award in damages stemming from her discrimination lawsuit against the show, according to court documents.  Cochran, a former Miss USA, sued the show’s producers FremantleMedia and The Price Is Right Productions in 2010, claiming that she was harassed following the 2008 on-air announcement of her pregnancy, and found out she was fired as her maternity leave came to an end. A Los Angeles […]
July 9, 2012

Two Women in Georgia Fired for Being Pregnant

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 […]
June 25, 2012

Discrimination claims against Lenders brought by pregnant women

Various lenders across the country are settling lawsuits based on the fact tat they have denied mortgage loans to women solely because they are pregnant or on temporary maternity leave.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that in California, the Lending Tree Loans Company will pay $15,000 to a woman who claimed her application to refinance her mortgage was denied because she was on maternity leave.  Additionally, the HUD found that […]
November 21, 2011

Wholesale Sink and Faucet Supplier Sued by EEOC for Pregnancy Discrimination

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.
September 30, 2011

New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. Settles $6 Million Lawsuit

In California, New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), California’s last auto plant, is settling a lawsuit for $6 million, to resolve a class action litigation after employees on medical leave were denied severance benefits. Workers told the EEOC they were physically capable of going to work during the severance period but they were denied.