Restaurant: Server not fired because she was pregnant
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An upscale restaurant in Bismarck that’s being sued on behalf of a server who claims she was fired because she became pregnant is denying the woman’s allegation.
Michael Hoffman, an attorney for East 40 Inc., which operates 40 Steak & Seafood, says Erica Davidson was fired in 2015 because she refused to commit to working at least three days a week, not because she was pregnant.
The Bismarck Tribune says the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued East 40 in December for discrimination. Davidson is seeking to intervene as a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
The EEOC is seeking an unspecified amount of money to compensate Davidson for lost past and future earnings and for emotional distress, along with punitive damages.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com