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Retaliation leads to discrimination lawsuit against Dillard’s

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2024 | Employment Law

There are many expecting parents who wish to maintain their employment right up to the point in which they are preparing to meet their child for the first time. While there are laws in place to protect the rights of pregnant women in the workplace, there might be some instances in which the rights of individuals in Michigan might be violated.  A woman in another state recently filed a discrimination lawsuit against Dillard’s after claiming she was subjected to retaliation when her existing workplace accommodations were revoked. 

Subjected to retaliation 

Reports indicate that the company was already aware that she was pregnant and that her requests for accommodations had been approved by her previous manager. However, after a new manager took over, this person reportedly revoked her accommodations and transferred her to another department. She claims that she was intentionally transferred to a position that would reduce her sales numbers and affect her career. 

While she filed a complaint with the company, the lawsuit asserts that Dillard’s failed to address the complaint. Instead, she was informed that her work hours would be reduced. She filed a lawsuit against the company accusing it of discrimination and retaliation and was recently awarded $70,000 in a settlement agreement. 

Pregnancy discrimination 

Those who encounter pregnancy discrimination at work might not always know what they can do to protect their rights and interests. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can evaluate the circumstances a person in Michigan is facing and provide much-needed guidance on the next steps to take. Seeking such advice could be integral to helping a person prepare to confront the situation and pursue the full amount of restitution to which he or she is entitled to receive.