Lawsuit over rescinded job offer to pregnant woman settled
PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale-based health care company has agreed to pay $150,000 to a woman to resolve a lawsuit accusing the company of rescinding a job offer after learning she was pregnant.
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday it had reached a consent agreement with Community Care Health Network, doing business under the name of Matrix Medical Network.
The company agreed to apologize to Patricia Andrews as well as pay her $50,000 in back pay and $100,000 in compensatory damages.
A lawsuit filed by the EEOC against the company in 2018 accused it of engaging in pregnancy discrimination that is prohibited under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.