Being pregnant may be good news to the woman who is expecting, but it sometimes is bad news in the minds of the woman's manager. However, no matter how much an employer fears losing a female employee for several weeks due to her having a baby in Texas, it is illegal for that company to terminate the employee in an effort to replace her with someone who is not pregnant. Unfortunately, some employers try to get around being accused of workplace discrimination by firing the woman for purportedly legitimate reasons instead, with her pregnancy really being the driving force behind the termination.
Employers who get rid of pregnant workers usually try to paint these employees as being poor performers or always late. Sometimes, they claim that the company is reorganizing and they thus had to get rid of the worker. However, in many of these cases, the pregnant worker was a better performer on the job than some of her colleagues, yet these other colleagues remained employed.