A woman who used to work as the marketing director at a resort in Texas recently accused her employer of discriminating against her because she was pregnant. In fact, she claimed that she was terminated due to her pregnancy. She has thus decided to file a discrimination suit against the hotel and resort company.
According to the woman’s lawsuit, she had spent six years with the company. However, after she became pregnant, the company reportedly told her that she was being terminated prior to her baby’s due date. The company also allegedly eliminated her position following her return from maternity leave.
In the lawsuit, the woman claimed that a male director at the company told her that she would be able to be with her newborn more as a result of the termination. The woman also asserted that the company stated that her termination was one of many terminations that took place due to a massive layoff. However, the company reportedly began to advertise her job just a couple of weeks later and refused to bring her back on board when she tried to reapply.
Although it is illegal, pregnancy discrimination still occurs at companies in Texas and other states. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination may end up harming the careers and, in turn, the financial situations of those who are discriminated. Fortunately, victims of pregnancy discrimination have the right to seek justice through the civil court system. An understanding of what facts need to be proved will probably be necessary to succeed in this type of case in the Lone Star State.