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Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

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October 12, 2018

A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after they hired her, and a day after she told them she was pregnant. The EEOC rejected the firm’s argument that the employee was  fired because she failed to disclose her pregnancy during the interview. Quoted in an article in Legal Reader, the woman said that when she started her job at the firm she was in her third trimester and she believed it was obvious that she was pregnant, but ten days after being hired she “wanted to be clear about it and put it on the table.”

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