Sunday Football Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Settled by EEOC

November 28, 2012

Costa Mesa-based employment attorney Vincent Howard recently discussed a high profile pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in his Costa Mesa discrimination lawyers blog, settled by teenage retail clothing company dELiA*S--after two employees allegedly experienced pregnancy discrimination and retaliation after informing their managers that they were pregnant. The lawsuit was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the clothing company reportedly paid $74,000 to the two employees to settle the suit.

In a similar EEOC lawsuit that Vincent Howard has been following, Sandbar Mexican Grill will pay $15,000 to settle a sex and pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, after an employee was allegedly removed from her Sunday work schedule during football season, because of her pregnancy.

According to the pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, Sandbar instituted an illegal policy of removing pregnant employees from the Sunday schedule to satisfy their male Sunday football customers. Sandbar was accused by the EEOC of starting this policy because the restaurant believed that male customers had no interest in seeing pregnant women working while they watched the football games on Sunday. The pregnant employee claimed that her Sundays shifts during football season were the most high paying shifts and losing football Sundays caused her a significant income loss.

As Vincent Howard regularly discusses in Howard Law's labor and employment blog, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any medical conditions related to pregnancy is against the law. Women who are pregnant or who have medical conditions related to pregnancy, must receive the same fair treatment as other employees according to Title VII.

The EEOC-settled sex discrimination lawsuit settlement states that Sandbar Mexican Grill will pay the female employee $15,000, and must provide training about anti-discrimination to the other restaurant employees, must revise the restaurant's sex, pregnancy discrimination and retaliation policies, and must fairly and effectively investigate allegations of pregnancy and sex discrimination as well as retaliation. The restaurant must also post a notice that such discriminatory behavior is against the law.

In cities throughout Orange County, California, contact Howard Law, PC today.

West Sand, LLC/ Sandbar Mexican Grill Settles EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, November 28, 2012

Related Web Resources:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (EEOC)

Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination, (EEOC)

Pregnancy Discrimination, (EEOC)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (EEOC)

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