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EEOC accuses Landau Uniforms of pregnancy discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Landau Uniforms, which is based in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

According to the EEOC, Tara Smith was discriminated against after she informed her boss that she was pregnant.  Smith was allegely frequently reprimanded and received a negative performance evaluation in retaliation for being pregnant.

Katharine W. Kores, district director of the EEOC’s Memphis District Office, said, “The  company refused to allow Tara Smith to work simply because of her pregnancy.  Women should not be penalized for choosing to have a family and employers cannot refuse to allow women to work based on discriminatory stereotypes about pregnancy.”

EEOC accuses Landau Uniforms of pregnancy discrimination
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3 Responses to “EEOC accuses Landau Uniforms of pregnancy discrimination”

  1. Stephanie M. says:

    i work at Landau Uniforms in Olive Branch and personally deal with the Landau’s on a daily basis. The Landau’s are some of the kindest and most giving people that I have ever met and I am lucky to be able to call them my bosses. I, personally, think this claim is ridiculous. Someone being a poor worker and blaming their termination on something like descrimination is certainly not a new concept, but is definitely a sad one. Maybe people will learn that if you do a good job, you get rewarded. If you do a poor job, you get punished. It’s actually pretty simple.

  2. William D says:

    I don’t believe they discriminated against a pregnant woman, she must had a poor excuse and a lack of work done. I believe this matter is on her this is a great company.

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