Considering Applicant’s Pregnancy a “Deal-Breaker” Gets Employer Sued

Yesterday, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against an employer for pregnancy discrimination after the employer revoked a job offer upon learning that the applicant was pregnant. Before learning of the pregnancy, the employer had interviewed the applicant four times, given her positive feedback, and then authorized the staffing company that proposed the applicant to make her a job offer. The EEOC alleges that when the staffing company told the employer about the applicant’s pregnancy, the employer said it “might be a deal breaker” and then hired a non-pregnant applicant.


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