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Oil Services Company Pays $100,000 to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Payment Resolves Employee’s Claim that She Was Fired When She Requested a Leave of Absence for Medical Care After a Miscarriage

Platinum P.T.S., Inc., an oil and gas services company, will pay a former employee $100,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

A former clerk for the company claimed that she was fired after she requested time off for medical treatment related to a miscarriage.  The employee claimed this violated her rights under federal employment laws.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits employers from discriminating against women because they become pregnant, give birth to a child, or suffer from pregnancy-related medical conditions.  This protection extends to a woman who becomes pregnant and then suffers complications.

If you have been fired or treated adversely at work because of your pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, then you should consult with an experienced employment lawyer immediately to protect your rights.  The time limits to file claims can be very short.

To arrange a free and confidential consultation with an experienced pregnancy discrimination lawyer, call The Howley Law Firm at (212) 601-2728.