Does having a pregnant employee cost an employer more when it comes to health Insurance?

Asked about 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

I feel employers terminate pregnant employees beause of health insurance reasons. I need more details as to how that works. I was told I would receive a write up for using the company's phone instead I was discharged. Same day my insurance was canceled.

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . Gender discrimination is illegal

    Being fired, though, for using the company phone, is not gender related.

  2. Joseph Younes

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    Answered . If you can show there are other employees who have not been terminated for using the phone or have received warning prior to termination, you may be able to prove discrimination. I would suggest contacting the EEOC if this were the case.

  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Alan laid it out well.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  4. Craig Bernard Mitchell

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    Answered . I agree with Alan 100%.

    Don't forget to check "Helpful" if I helped you out. This response is not intended to create an attorney client... more

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