MOVIE PRODUCTION COMPANIES SETTLE PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT WITH EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that two movie production companies will pay $75,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit that alleged the companies refused to hire a pregnant job applicant for a position after they learned that she was pregnant. An email from the hiring supervisor, according to the EEOC, showed that the defendants believed the applicant’s pregnancy would prevent her from being able to handle the stress and long hours associated with the job though her own doctor had indicated that the job was appropriate.

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