Bias Because Baby Is On The Way - Discrimination Complaints Increase; One Mom Tells CBS Her Story [USA]

Author: Russ Mitchell, CBS News [USA], Published on: 14 May 2006

When a promotion she'd been promised went to a man, Sarah Babb filed a pregnancy discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [against her employer, Merisant]. The number of reported pregnancy bias cases since 1992 has risen 31 percent, even though the birthrate has dropped...In recent years Google, Novartis, Kohl's — even maternity apparel retailer "Mothers Work Inc" — have all been accused of pregnancy bias... In a statement Merisant told CBS News "...the company has had a very successful track record of employing pregnant employees..." adding "Sarah Babb was terminated for performance and business reasons." [also refers to ABC (part of Walt Disney)]

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Related companies: ABC (part of Walt Disney) Google (part of Alphabet) Kohl's Merisant Mothers Work Novartis Walt Disney