USA: LogistiCare Solutions and HCM Staffing sued for labour discrimination against pregnant women

Author: JDSupra (USA), Published on: 7 May 2020

"EEOC Sues LogistiCare Solutions and HCM Staffing for Pregnancy Discrimination", 5 May 2020

Phoenix call center LogistiCare Solutions LLC violated federal law when it fired temporary employees placed by a staffing company because they were pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed on Friday. The EEOC also charged that the staffing company, Human Capital Management, Inc., doing business as HCM Staffing, violated federal law when it did not take appropriate corrective action after it learned that LogistiCare terminated its employees because of their pregnancies...

...According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, HCM Staffing placed Tiffany Lewis and at least one other pregnant employee at LogistiCare as Customer Service Representatives...

...LogistiCare assumed that they would not be able to comply with its attendance policy because of their pregnancies. HCM Staffing knew why LogistiCare terminated these employees, but complied with LogistiCare’s decision and continued placing employees with LogistiCare, the EEOC said...

...The lawsuit seeks back pay, compensa­tory damages, and punitive damages for the charging party and other aggrieved individuals as well as appropriate injunctive relief to prevent discriminatory practices in the future...

...“Pregnancy discrimination remains a significant barrier for women in the workplace, and the EEOC will always be dedicated to fighting it.”

 

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