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Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace. Elizabeth Grade. Case Overview.

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Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Elizabeth Grade


Case overview

Case Overview

  • Mailyn Pickler (Arizona) was working for an auto dealership when she told a manager that she was pregnant. About a week later her supervisors told her she was being fired. The EEOC filed a lawsuit on Pickler's behalf, and the case was settled out of court for $70,000.


Stakeholder analysis

Stakeholder Analysis

  • Direct Stakeholders:

    • Mailyn Pickler

    • Children and family of Mailyn Pickler

    • Ford

    • EEOC

    • Manager


Stakeholder analysis1

Stakeholder Analysis

  • Indirect Stakeholders:

    • Other women working

    • Pregnant women

    • Co-workers

    • Men

    • Spouses and family of working pregnant women

    • Customers

    • Women’s rights activists


Ethical reasoning principles

Ethical Reasoning Principles

  • Rights and Justice

    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

      • An employer may not single out pregnancy-related conditions to determine an employee's ability to work.

    • In Fiscal Year 2007, EEOC received 5,587 charges of pregnancy-based discrimination.


Census data

Census Data


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