This one's in Madison, WI. Read:
A former saleswoman for a technology company claims she was fired just days after telling her boss she was pregnant.
Pamela Alexander made the allegation against Madison-based NameProtect Inc. in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Madison.
The lawsuit seeks back pay and compensatory and punitive damages against NameProtect, which provides online security and brand protection solutions.
The company is claiming that the firing was for budgetary reasons and not connected to her pregnancy. You be the judge:
Her lawyer, Jake Westerhof, said it was "hard to find any logic" in NameProtect's "claiming it had budget problems and then firing its top performing salesperson." He said he believed the company anticipated Alexander would take maternity leave, during which she would not produce any sales.
Another salesperson fired that month was rehired in a short enough time that he did not miss a paycheck while two others who sold VigilActive were allowed to keep their jobs, the suit claims.
This is the kind of stuff I'm talking about when I say "institutionalized anti-life bias."