If an employee with low sales numbers announces her
pregnancy, do you:
According to the plaintiff in Majer v. Lexion Medical, her employer chose option
2, and will pay the price for it.
When the court put that damning statement together with
evidence that the employer did not terminate at least one non-pregnant
employees with worse sales numbers than the plaintiff, it concluded that it had
"serious doubts" about the legitimacy of the decision-making process that led
to the termination. In more technical terms, it denied the employer's motion
for summary judgment, sending the case to a jury trial.
As long as managers and supervisors make these types of
comments, I won't worry too much about the viability of my chosen line of work.
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