We noted as recently as yesterday that “the times they are a changin’” – women make up almost one half of the workforce, the number of pregnancy discrimination charges is rising rapidly, and at the EEOC meeting this week experts have strongly argued that the EEOC should be more proactive in directing employers to accommodate women “who require adjustments to work rules as a result of pregnancy or childbirth.” 

Now, as if to put an exclamation point on this discussion, the EEOC, after attempting to resolve the claim, waited until yesterday – the day after its meeting — to file suit against James E. Brown & Associates PLLC, alleging that it discriminated by revoking an offer of employment to a woman who it later learned was six months pregnant.


An EEOC attorney was quoted as pointedly saying that “Employers must remember that refusing to hire a woman because she is pregnant violates federal law, and the EEOC will enforce that law.”

Good to remember!