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Kohler Pays $175,000 to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Case

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.

If you have been fired, demoted, or otherwise treated adversely at work because of your pregnancy or a related condition, then you should consult with an experienced employment lawyer immediately to protect your rights.  A reputable lawyer will listen to your facts, advise you on your rights, and help you develop a strategy to protect yourself and your family.

Initial consultations are free and, if you have a case, you will not have to pay any legal fees unless you win.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a whistleblower lawyer, call John Howley, Esq. at (212) 601-2728.
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