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Wednesday February 21st 2018



Sandbar Mexican Grill pregnancy discrimination lawsuit

The Sandbar Mexican Grill has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle will pay $15,000 to settle an EEOC pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

According to the EEOC, West Sand, LLC, doing business in Peoria, Arizona as Sandbar Mexican Grill, unlawfully discriminated against a pregnant employee by not allowing her to work on Sundays during football season because of her pregnancy.

Sandbar Mexican Grill allegedly did not want pregnant women to work on Sundays during football season so that its male customers would not have to see pregnant women while they were watching the football games in the restaurant.

In addition to paying the pregnant employee $15,000, Sandbar Mexican Grill has also committed to providing anti-discrimination training for all of the employees at its Peoria restaurant.

Mary Jo O’Neill, regional attorney of the EEOC’s Phoenix District Office, said, “Pregnancy discrimination remains a persistent problem in the 21st-century workplace. Employers cannot disadvantage the terms and conditions of a pregnant employee’s work to satisfy an assumed customer preference about the physical appearance of employees, which is likely untrue in any event.”

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