The cost of denying pregnancy leave: $146k.

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A pregnant employee asked about maternity and FMLA leave but was told she could only take 30 days off. She had complications and her doctor recommended 30 more days. The company refused and fired her. She sued, noting the company often granted beyond 30 days to employees dealing with other medical issues. The company settled for $146,000. (EEOC v. Addiction Centers, ND TX)


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