8 Helpful Tips On What Not To Say (Or Do) To A Pregnant Employee

My latest post in Above The Law is entitled “8 Helpful Tips On What Not To Say (Or Do) To A Pregnant Employee.”

“Do not to get pregnant, you have too many children, and the next person to get pregnant should stay home and consider herself fired!”

OK, that’s Helpful Hint #1!

This is actually what a California wholesale distributer of orchids allegedly told female employees at staff meetings, according to an EEOC lawsuit. And, oh yes:  The suit also alleged that “pregnant employees were not reinstated or rehired when they attempted to return to work following the birth of their children but were discharged from the company.”

Now, even if you know nothing about discrimination in the workplace, you likely know that Tip Number 1 cannot be legal.


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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]