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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against a Hospital Operator After a Pregnant Employee Loses Her Job

A new lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accuses a hospital operator of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by withdrawing a job offer after a new employee developed pregnancy-related complications.

Taylor McKay applied for a job as an EMS dispatcher with St. Clare’s Health, which provides medical services in New Jersey.

In early September of 2019, St. Clare’s offered McKay the position. McKay accepted the offer. The EEOC’s lawsuit says that at the time, St. Clare’s knew McKay was about six months pregnant. It also says St. Clare’s told her that she could take a multi-week leave of absence when the baby was born.

Things Go Smoothly Until …
McKay underwent drug screening and a medical examination, and St. Clare’s medically cleared her for hire near the end of October. She was supposed to begin her orientation on November 11.

Read the source article at HR Morning

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