Washington Post (04/08/12) Vickie Elmer
In fiscal 2011, women filed 5,797 complaints with the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission alleging pregnancy
discrimination at work or in hiring, a 23% increase from fiscal
2005. In particular, many women in low-paying jobs face pregnancy
discrimination. Ten percent of the 268 pregnancy-related lawsuits
brought by the EEOC in the past 10 years involved unlawful
failure to hire.