Pregancy can be expensive.  Pregnancy discrimination can be even more expensive.  

An Olive Branch, Mississippi company that manufactures and distributes medical scrubs and other health care-related clothing has just agreed to pay $80,000 to settle with the EEOC over a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation case.   It was alleged that the company treated plaintiff unequally because of her pregnancy, and then disciplined and fired her in retaliation for opposing her unequal treatment. 

As we have blogged repeatedly, the EEOC is targeting not only pregnancy-related claims, but also health care industries. Said an EEOC attorney: "Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination continues to be a real problem in the workplace.  Employers cannot penalize female employees based on discriminatory stereotypes about pregnancy.”