Jury Rules Woman Improperly Fired Because She Was Pregnant

A jury in Dayton, Ohio has awarded $146,800 to a woman who was fired after she refused her employer’s suggestion that she abort her seventh child and the her husband have a vasectomy. Linda Kreider, they found, was improperly fired for being pregnant and should be reinstated as a production manager at Creative Fabricators, Inc. The company alleged that it fired her because she was repeatedly absent and was not getting her work done. The jury disagreed and awarded Kreider $80,800 in back pay, $15,000 for emotional distress, $15,000 in punitive damages and $36,000 for being paid less than a man doing comparable work.


Associated Press - June 26, 1997

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