EEOC Hits Holiday Inn Franchise With Pregnancy Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday filed its latest pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, alleging the general manager of a Mississippi-based Holiday Inn fired a new employee hours after learning she was pregnant.

The agency filed the complaint on behalf of Te’Shawn Harmon, who claims her supervisor, Bhuvna Vaghela, terminated her following her first day of work after confirming her pregnancy. The lawsuit alleges Jiji Inc., owner of the Holiday Inn franchise located in Batesville, Miss., violated a federal anti-discrimination law and replaced Harmon with a...
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