New Jersey Woman Alleges Pregnancy Discrimination While EEOC Calls for Updates to Laws

Dr. Mary Beamer, 41, said she was fired because she missed 11 days of work after complications from her pregnancy. After she sued for sex and pregnancy discrimination, her employer counter-sued for $50,000, saying she broke a four-year employment contract. Beamer is suing for an unspecified figure for back and front pay, with 2.5 years left from her employment contract, punitive damages, compensatory damages, and attorneys fees and costs. Worker advocates say Beamer's case represents...Full Story
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