Lawsuit: Job offer nixed for pregnant woman

Friday, September 25, 2009 | 12:35 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against a community development organization in St. Louis, saying it rescinded a job offer to a woman because she was pregnant.

The EEOC filed suit Thursday in federal court against Better Family Life, Inc., saying it offered a woman a job as an employment lead trainer, and she then told the business she was pregnant.

It maintains the job offer was rescinded days later because of the pregnancy. A phone message was left Friday with Better Family Life seeking comment. The business describes itself on its Web site as a "community development corporation dedicated to the prosperity and growth of the American family."


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