EEOC sues law firm for rescinding job offer to pregnant woman

Commission recently announced plan to strengthen protection for pregnant women

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.


Cathleen Flahardy

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