Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Life imitating art? Pregnant and fired — when will employers learn?

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce brings us this funny video about how not to fire pregnant employee:

Sadly, life sometimes imitates art.

Last week, the EEOC announced that it had sued a Mississippi hotel operator for … you guessed it … pregnancy discrimination:

According to the EEOC’s suit, Te’Shawn Harmon informed her manager of her pregnancy on her first day of work.  That evening, the manager terminated Harmon and replaced her with a non-pregnant employee.

Ugh. Some call it stupidity. I like to think of it as job security.