The Kohler Company has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit involving one of its former sales executives.
The complaint alleged that the company discriminated against a female sales executive based on her gender and her pregnancy. The executive allegedly was placed on probation despite a good performance record, and then was fired one month before her delivery date.
How the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protects Women
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits employers from taking adverse employment action against a female employee because she is pregnant, plans to become pregnant, has a pregnancy-related medical condition, or gives birth to a child.
In addition to paying $175,000 to the former sales executive, the company has agreed to a consent decree that requires equal employment opportunity training, reporting, and postings.
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