Dollar General Fired Pregnant Employee in a Store in Georgia

Bryan Dijkhuizen

Dollar General, a nationwide retailer, found itself in hot waters after a manager at one of its Georgia stores fired an employee upon discovering her pregnancy.

This incident led to a lawsuit, shedding light on pregnancy discrimination within the workplace.

Dollar General was entangled in a lawsuit following allegations of pregnancy discrimination. The lawsuit claimed that a store manager fired a staff member "immediately" after learning about her pregnancy, citing "health reasons" for the termination​.

This incident took place around September 15, 2020, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)​.

Following the lawsuit, Dollar General agreed to a settlement amount of $42,500. The settlement was a response to the federal lawsuit which argued that the dismissal was "discriminatory and motivated by her pregnancy"

The action taken against Dollar General serves as a reminder to all employers about the legal obligations and the moral duty they hold toward maintaining a fair workplace.

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