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Concord Chick-fil-A pays fine in Discrimination lawsuit

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The owner of the Concord Commons Chik-fil-A will pay a woman $10,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit.

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the owner refused to hire Heather Morrison because she was pregnant.

Morrison interviewed for a team member job when she was six months pregnant. In the interview, the owner asked her a lot of pregnancy-related questions; how far along she was, her childcare plans after giving birth, and how much maternity leave she planned to take.

Three days later, the owner called Morrison and told her she didn't get the job, but asked her to call back after she'd given birth and had childcare in place.

This kind of behavior violates the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

As part of the settlement, the Concord Chik-fil-A must also implement policies that prohibit discrimination against pregnant applicants. They must also train employees each year about pregnancy discrimination.
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