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U.S. EEOC files lawsuit against Texas restaurant chain

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a chain restaurant in Texas called Bayou City Wings for allegedly discriminating against pregnant employees.

The restaurant’s policy forced pregnant women to stop working within the first trimester of their pregnancy, even though this is illegal.

One woman, who worked as a server and manager for three years, was laid off when she became pregnant, even though she has a note from her doctor stating that she was cleared to work until at least her 36th week. According to the lawsuit, at least eight other women were also laid off due to this pregnancy policy. The affected women are currently seeking monetary compensation through this lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of pregnancy discrimination, contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.

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