EEOC Says Kansas Eatery Fired Hostess Due To Pregnancy

By Joyce Hanson (September 29, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit in Kansas federal court against a Wichita chophouse that fired a pregnant hostess after she had asked to sit on a stool between serving customers and an owner commented that it "did not look good."

Restaurant and catering company A.V.I. Sea Bar & Chophouse LLC violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, when it fired hostess Macee Hoffman due to her pregnancy only a month after it hired her, the EEOC charged in its Wednesday complaint.

"In 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy...

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