A recent lawsuit proves once again that one offhand comment by a manager can be enough to result in a costly legal battle.
Alena Fassbender was a medication aide at Correct Care Solutions, a company that provides healthcare for prison inmates. Shortly after Fassbender revealed she was pregnant, she was fired.
‘Too many pregnant workers’
When Fassbender sued for pregnancy discrimination, the company claimed she was fired for violating its “no fraternization” policy — Fassbender had received a romantic note from an inmate and hadn’t reported it immediately.
But testimony from Fassbender and other employees suggested otherwise. Several workers were