The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Washington, D.C., law firm for rescinding a job offer it made to a candidate after learning she was pregnant.
The EEOC’s complaint lays out an interesting story. In January 2011, James E. Brown & Associates offered Zorayda J. Moreira-Smith a job as an associate. On Jan. 6, Moreira-Smith emailed the firm’s business manager to go over several questions, including the firm’s maternity leave policy. In that email, she told the business manager she was six months pregnant.