Tag: pregnancy discrimination act

  • Fired For Not Getting An Abortion?

    Fired For Not Getting An Abortion?

    Four months after Abigail Shomo started waiting tables at a Mexican restaurant in Fairlawn, Va., she got pregnant. The father, she claims, was her 17-year-old boss. His dad was the president of the restaurant company, and wasn't particularly pleased, according to Shomo, who was 20 at the time. He allegedly... Continue Reading

  • How Employers Get Away With Firing Pregnant Women -- Legally

    How Employers Get Away With Firing Pregnant Women -- Legally

    As a driver for UPS, Peggy Young sometimes had to lift up to 70 pounds on the job. When she got pregnant, her doctor said that probably wasn't a good idea and Young should stick to packages 20 pounds or less. Even though UPS routinely assigns "light duty" to injured or disabled employees, it put Young on unpaid... Continue Reading