Refusal to Hire Pregnant Applicant Costs Chick-Fil-A $10,000

In some cases, an employer can tell when an applicant for employment is pregnant.  Even if curious, however, an employer should not ask a pregnant applicant questions about when they are due, how much maternity leave they plan to take, and what kind of childcare plans they have made.  Further, unless an employer is eager to be sued for pregnancy discrimination, the employee should not be denied the job, but told to call  back after giving birth and getting childcare situated – because it strongly suggests that the employee was not hired because of her pregnancy, which is a violation of the law.


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