Durable Contract Services Inc., a Milwaukee-based security company, must pay $35,000 to settle pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by employee Tenisha Yarbrough. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Chicago district office claimed the company violated a federal law when they fired Yarbrough a few days after she told her supervisor she was pregnant.
The EEOC’s lawsuit argued that the company had terminated Yarbrough even though she was willing and capable of continuing her role as a security guard at the Marcia P. Coggs Center while she was pregnant.
The parties eventually agreed on a settlement after U.S. Magistrate Judge William Callahan in Milwaukee voluntarily mediated the case. Chief U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert signed the consent decree, requiring Durable Contract Services to reimburse Tenisha Yarbrough for lost pay and compensatory damages and offer training programs for its workers about pregnancy discrimination.
Judge Clevert also prohibited the company from any future pregnancy discrimination or employee retaliation.
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