LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2015 /– Attorney Carney Shegerian, founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination and personal injury firm Shegerian & Associates , released comments on a recent EEOC suit filed against Georgia staffing agency QSI Business Solutions. The suit alleges the agency violated laws against pregnancy discrimination when it refused to hire an applicant after learning of her pregnancy, stating the pregnancy posed as a safety risk to the company.
“Here, as in similar pregnancy discrimination cases, we find that an employer has unfairly deemed a woman’s pregnancy as a threat or inconvenience to the working environment,” said Shegerian. “It’s important to note that federal law prohibits such assumptions and has put in place strict provisions to protect pregnant workers in every aspect of the employment process, including hiring, so that there is equal opportunity for every worker. Employers must be held accountable when their opinions about pregnancy in the work environment run afoul of the law.”
“Both the EEOC and the Supreme Court have indicated that pregnancy discrimination cases will be under scrutiny, and the EEOC has provided ample guidance on the topic for employers recently,” Shegerian went on to say. “A lawsuit like this one is evidence of just how far the EEOC is willing to go in emphasizing its stance on the issue.”
Mr. Shegerian is founder of Shegerian & Associates and winner of the 2013 Trial Attorney of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles. His employment rights firm has attained a consistent track record of successful jury trials and has won over 72 jury trials, including 30 seven and eight figure verdicts. The firm has an over 95% success rate and remains an exemplary leader in resolving employment discrimination issues.
Located in Los Angeles County, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in employment law and personal injury litigation. Shegerian & Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients, and has won over 72 jury trials, including over 30 seven and eight figure verdicts. For more information, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com or www.GotFired.com.
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