What starts out being one of the happiest moments of a woman's life can quickly become a devastating experience. Getting pregnant and having a baby in Texas can be exciting, but sometimes employers use it as an excuse to demote or even terminate a female worker. This is considered pregnancy discrimination, and it's illegal. In a recent out-of-state case, a woman filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against a home cleaning business franchise.
The woman claimed that she was let go simply because she was pregnant. Specifically, V&B LLC, which is a Merry Maids franchise, allegedly fired her because she was experiencing health problems related to her pregnancy. The woman claimed that her health issues did not keep her from performing her job and that her work record was clean.