Landau Uniforms, Inc., the Mississippi-based company that was sued for pregnancy discrimination by the EEOC in September 2011, has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle the lawsuit.
According to the EEOC, Landau Uniforms discriminated against employee Tara Smith by changing her conditions of employment when the company discovered that Smith was pregnant.
The EEOC also claims that Landau Uniforms disciplined and fired Smith in retaliation when she opposed the discriminatory treatment.
EEOC attorney Faye Williams said, “Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination continues to be a real problem in the workplace. Employers cannot penalize female employees based on discriminatory stereotypes about pregnancy. The EEOC will continue to work to eradicate this type of discriminatory conduct.”