Maternity Store Settles Pregnancy Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The owners of national clothing retailer Motherhood Maternity have agreed to pay $375,000 to resolve allegations that it discriminated against pregnant employees and job applicants.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought the suit against Mothers Work Inc. on Sept. 28, 2005 for allegedly refusing to hire pregnant women and ultimately firing an employee, LaShonda Burns, when she challenged the practice.

“It is shocking that a corporation whose market is pregnant women would refuse to employ them and then retaliate against a woman who complained,” said...
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