Del Taco Gresham accused of prohibiting workers from getting pregnant

08/20/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

U.S. – A fast food worker has filed a lawsuit against Del Taco Gresham alleging the restaurant chain banned some workers from becoming pregnant. As reported by The Oregonian, Claudia Melesio-Rojas claimed she was fired from her long held position at the fast food chain after her pregnancy became visible.

According to the $242,000 lawsuit, restaurant managers told employees that shift leads were prohibited from becoming pregnant so that they could “be present and available at any time in order to perform their duties.”

Melesio-Rojas’ lawsuit claims that she was terminated from her job in February after a customer complained about not receiving all of his food. As stated in the pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, “This was … used as an excuse to terminate her because of her pregnancy.”

Portland attorney Quinn Kuranz, who represents Melesio-Rojas is quoted as stating in the matter, “This case is really about how this employer was trying to enforce anti-family policies on its employees.”

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