The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims that the employer unlawfully removed a pregnant employee from working on Sundays during football season because she was pregnant.
The agency charged that the restaurant instituted a policy of removing pregnant women from its Sunday schedule in an attempt to satisfy its male customers, under the assumption the men did not to want to see pregnant women while watching football games.
As it happens, working on Sundays during football season was one of the most lucrative shifts for the pregnant employee. The lawsuit claims the change in schedule caused the her a significant loss of income.
The restaurant denied the discrimination.
The restaurant will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, according to the EEOC.
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