Woman who lost job while pregnant files complaint


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The attorney for a woman who lost her job at a clothing embroidery plant while she was pregnant says her client has filed a complaint against the company.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/2cRCmFS) Kendall Todd worked at Royal Threads, an Aberdeen-based company that embroiders logos on promotional products and apparel. Todd said that because of her severe pregnancy symptoms, she either got to work late, left work early or stayed home. Todd lost her job in October, two months after becoming pregnant.

Gillian Thomas, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, says Royal Threads violated the federal Family and Medical Leave Act by punishing her for attendance infractions while not taking similar actions against workers who weren’t pregnant.

Royal Threads has declined comment on the case.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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