Platinum P.T.S., Inc., an oil and gas services company, will pay a former employee $100,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.
A former clerk for the company claimed that she was fired after she requested time off for medical treatment related to a miscarriage. The employee claimed this violated her rights under federal employment laws.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits employers from discriminating against women because they become pregnant, give birth to a child, or suffer from pregnancy-related medical conditions. This protection extends to a woman who becomes pregnant and then suffers complications.
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If you have been fired or treated adversely at work because of your pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, then you should consult with an experienced employment lawyer immediately to protect your rights. The time limits to file claims can be very short.