Former Sales Executive Claimed She Was Fired Because of Her Pregnancy
The Kohler Company has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit involving one of its former sales executives.
The complaint alleged that the company discriminated against a female sales executive based on her gender and her pregnancy. The executive allegedly was placed on probation despite a good performance record, and then was fired one month before her delivery date.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits employers from taking adverse employment action against a female employee because she is pregnant, plans to become pregnant, has a pregnancy-related medical condition, or gives birth to a child.
In addition to paying $175,000 to the former sales executive, the company has agreed to a consent decree that requires equal employment opportunity training, reporting and postings.
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