My mom set the house alarm.im really freaked!?
We have the same law where I live. I was once fired because I was female not pregnant, just a girl! I fought it, and come to find out my employer had the right to fire me for any reason EXCEPT those based on discrimination (race, religion, SEX) . The problem is his excuse was that he didn't like the kind of jeans that I wore. That's it!!! That's all he had to say. I knew it wouldn't have mattered what kind of jeans I wore, he was just making something up. But I couldn't get a lawyer in the state to take the case. Discrimination is soooo hard to prove. I wish now that I hadn't given up so easily. If I were YOU, I wouldn't stop with the EEOC I'd make all kinds of noise. She may not get her job back, but you can make a point all the same. Write to your newspaper, your congressman, anyone you can think of that may listen. This has got to stop in our country.
It is totally illegal for a former employer to make specific negative comments on an ex-employees work. What most do, and it's perfectly legal, is say no comment. This is just another way to say you're the worst employee in the world! In most companies, it's the HR/Personnel department that handles references, but if your former boss made specific comments that were truly negative in nature, you could have a lawsuit against him and his company. As for how you should go about looking for other work, you might just have to leave this off your resume or get a written letter of reference from somebody else there who will say nice things about your work. I would definitely contact HR/Personnel there and let them know what's happening.
OK. I am at work right now as we speak reading this, and I work for the State of Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. We handle cases like this all day long and here in the state of Ky, pregnancy is one of those PROTECTED laws. I have a brochure in my hand right now that says..Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under the Ky civil Rights Act. Woman affected by pregnancy or related conditions must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations. An employer may provide some preferential treatment to pregnant employees pursuant to Ky Revised Statute 344.030 (6) without being considered to have discriminated against non-pregnant employees. I don't know if there is that much different between our states but if you'd like, your more than welcome to call 800-292-5566, thats our toll free line and I will send you this brochure. I am sure that there is also a Human Rights Commission in your state also. Remember that complaints must be filed within 180 days of the incident, so hurry!
I think what EEOC is trying to say is that the company she worked for gave a crap excuse that they fired her for another reason. Im not sure what you can do but find a lawyer(cheap) and sew their a**es!
All I can say is find an attorney. A good one. I'm pretty sure no company can fire a woman for being pregnant. You should check into it. Most attorneys will give you a free consultation, meaning you can go talk to them and tell them your situation for free, then decide what to do from there. Good luck!