Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy discrimination’

Recent DFEH Settlements

In recent months, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has settled a number of employment cases, and, compared to previous years, enforcement looks as if it’s been stepped up. Here’s just a sampling of employment settlements in the past few months: July 17, 2018 — National Origin/Age/Disability Discrimination: Alleged stereotypical and biased […]

23 Jul 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

“Aren’t You Ever Going to Quit Having Kids?” and Other Ways to Engage in Pregnancy Discrimination

On September 25, a convenience store chain in New Mexico and Texas agreed to pay $950,000 to 28 women in order to settle a pregnancy and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s lawsuit charged that company managers and area supervisors subjected pregnant employees to different working conditions because […]

27 Sep 17 - Pregnancy Disability Leave - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

No, You Can’t Demote a Pregnant Employee If You Think Her Job’s Too Tough

Suzie comes into your office and tells you she is four months pregnant. You think, “Hmmmm, her job is really demanding. I should probably put her in a job with less responsibility because I’m sure Suzie can’t do such a demanding job while pregnant.” Wrong answer: Demoting Suzie based on a stereotype about her ability […]

23 May 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »