There are various laws that prohibit pregnancy related discrimination. Acts like cutting hours, increasing requirements, and threatening termination are clear violations. While you can file a claim with the CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, you should probably speak with a labor and employment attorney before doing so in order to fully understand your rights and the best course of action.
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I'm sorry to hear about your wife. It does sound her employer is surreptitiously attempting to terminate her on the basis of her pregnancy but making it not appear as such. They might be experts at claiming that it is for work-related reasons though the comment that they made certainly won't help their cause. Document everything and seek the consultation of an experienced employment attorney.
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