In November 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled with a restaurant and bar in Peoria, AZ who now must pay $15,000 for pulling a waitress from lucrative Sunday shifts because she was pregnant. The restaurant’s management believed that male patrons watching football games would not want to see a pregnant server so the waitress was moved from the Sunday shifts.

In addition to the $15,000, the EEOC is requiring the restaurant and its owners to post notices stating employment discrimination based on race, sex or pregnancy is against federal law and to hold anti-discrimination training for its workers.

This underlines the importance of understanding that employment discrimination based on race, sex or pregnancy is against federal law. Consultation with an experienced employment attorney is important when there is any doubt about certain actions taken with employees. The experienced attorneys at Udall Law Firm can help business owners make the right moves. Find one of the best employment attorneys in Arizona here.

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