Three Helpful Hints If An Employee Tells You She Is Pregnant

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Helpful hint #1: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not restrict her water and bathroom breaks.

Helpful hint #2: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not require her to inform every other employee when she is going to the bathroom.

Helpful hint #3: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not ignore her repeated requests to leave early for a pre-natal doctor’s appointment – and do not fire her when she leaves anyway.

Bonus hint:  Do not do these things especially when you do not do them to non-pregnant employees.

These helpful hints were brought to you by the good folks on a District of Columbia jury which just awarded a whopping $550,000 to a former Chipotle employee who sued for pregnancy discrimination when the employer did not follow these helpful hints.

 

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]