The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) was recently sued by an employee who claims that her supervisor subjected her to routine sexual harassment and discrimination after she became pregnant. The employment lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
A Dos Palos, California-based orchid grower and wholesale distributor was recently sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for violating pregnancy discrimination laws.
If you are employed in California, there are both state and federal employment laws to protect you from pregnancy discrimination. Even so, it's important to know that this type of workplace discrimination continues to be a problem in California and beyond. In fact, there were over 5000 pregnancy discrimination charges filed with the EEOC in 2013 alone. But how do you know if you're a victim of pregnancy discrimination?
A former employee of North Hollywood's Xtetic World Inc. has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit alleging that her supervisor suggested she get an abortion, and then fired her for following through with the pregnancy.