Week of August 12, 2019
PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION STILL HAPPENING AND STILL ON THE EEOC RADAR
You would not think this would still be an issue in today's day and age, but it is!  The EEOC has recently settled two cases in August against employers (one in Florida and one in Arizona) for discriminating against women who were pregnant.
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