Riggan Law Firm, LLC has filed a lawsuit Against KForce on behalf of our client alleging unlawful pregnancy discrimination. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County.
The lawsuit contains the following factual allegations:
The Plaintiff interviewed for a position to work for KForce as a sales employee. After an interview process, KForce’s hiring manager remarked that the Plaintiff would be a great fit for the position. After that, the conversation pivoted to a discussion about family, at which point the Plaintiff disclosed the fact that she was pregnant.
However, upon learning that the Plaintiff was pregnant, KForce decided not to hire her. Specifically, the Plaintiff was told by KForce that they did not believe she could complete the initial on-the-job training, take several weeks of maternity leave, and then effectively “retain” the training following maternity leave.
Our firm filed a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights in January 2020. Thereafter, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Missouri Commission on Human Rights issued the client a notice of her right to sue on the Charge of Discrimination, and then the lawsuit was filed.
Our client is suing on the following grounds:
- Pregnancy discrimination in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act
- Pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978