Ex-employee files Pregnancy Discrimination charges against Intertek

A former lab analyst at Houston-based Intertek, has filed discrimination charges against the company with the EEOC. Coane and Associates is currently representing her at the EEOC.

Our client is from Sri Lanka and was working for the company on a working visa. Once she got pregnant, however, it all went downhill at work, according to our client. She has complained to the EEOC about pregnancy discrimination and related causes of action.

The employer allegedly harassed her at work once she they knew she was pregnant, and, after her maternity leave, promptly fired her two weeks later. The EEOC will be investigating the charges, after which the matter may be brought to court.

Our law firm has handled many pregnancy discrimination cases, and the law is clear, that it is illegal to treat a pregnant employee differently than her co-workers and/or to single her out for unfair treatment.

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About the author: Bruce Coane is an attorney who specializes in labor and employment law and immigration law, with offices in Florida and Texas. He may be reached at houstonlaw@aol.com, 713-850-0066 or 305-538-6800.

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