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Pregnant Employee Purportedly Denied Breaks, Scheduled During Doctor Appointments, Restrictions Violated

March 26, 2018

According to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a Dollar Tree discount retail store located in Martinez, Georgia, violated Title VII when it discriminated against an employee because of her pregnancy.

Allegedly, the Chesapeake, Virginia-based chain store assigned the employee tasks in violation of her pregnancy-related restrictions, denied her breaks, and scheduled her to work on days she had doctors' appointments. The EEOC is seeking back pay, compensatory and punitive damages for the employee, and injunctive relief aimed at preventing similar discrimination in the future.