We previously blogged about a pregnancy discrimination verdict against George Lucas that was reversed on appeal: Julie Veronese was well into the hiring process at Lucas' estate at San Anselmo when she found out she was pregnant and was forced to push back what she had thought was her start date. She filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Lucasfilm that also included claims for wrongful termination and failure to prevent workplace discrimination.
A female bartender and server at an Arizona bar began noticing that her shifts were being cut and she was no longer being scheduled for her 'normal' shifts after she announced that she was pregnant. She, along with two of her pregnant coworkers, was denied the lucrative shifts because management felt the customers didn't want to look at a pregnant waitress.
A Texas court didn't think so. A Houston-area woman was fired after she asked her employer if she could use a private room to pump breast milk at work. She sued, claiming sex discrimination, but the judge did not agree.
For the first time in three recent separate cases involving the Burbank Police Department in California, jurors found in favor of the department rather than with the plaintiff. This particular case involves sexual harassment and employment discrimination said to be perpetrated against Burbank police officer Cindy Guillen, whose trial began in May.
Two hotel groups recently settled pregnancy and gender discrimination and harassment claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC claimed that a manager who worked for both groups fired five women after finding out that they were pregnant as well as harassed and belittled women who worked for him.
California and Connecticut both received 'A-' grades from a new report that compares family medical leave benefits between the United States. No state received an A but 18 states received an F.
Then-President Woodrow Wilson declared Mothers Day a national holiday in the United States in 1914. Although the U.S. holiday is not yet 100 years old, protections for mothers in the workplace have come a long way since the presidential action of setting aside one day a year to honor mothers throughout our country.
Kathryn Pereda had worked for Brookdale Senior Living Communities for only eight months when she became pregnant and advised her supervisor that she would be requesting time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when the baby arrived. At that time, Pereda was not yet eligible to take FMLA leave because she had not worked for Brookdale for at least 12 months.
An opening for an Executive Assistant position with Olam Americas in Fresno was thought to be filled when a female applicant was offered the position. But, then Olam Americas found out that she was pregnant and rescinded its employment offer.
Producers of the popular game show The Price is Right have been sued numerous times over the years by models featured on the show. Models often claim discrimination and harassment while working on the show formerly hosted by Bob Barker.