By: Eugene Hollander
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Hollander Law Offices Files Pregnancy Case Against John Barleycorn
Jacquelyn Johnson loved her job as a Bartender at John Barleycorn in Schaumburg. All that changed however, when she learned that she was pregnant, and informed her employer this past New Year’s Eve. Immediately afterward, Ms. Johnson found that she was no longer scheduled to work the very lucrative parties provided by the bar. Two weeks later, the General Manager sent her a text message, “Hey, I can’t have you work while you are pregnant. It’s too much of a liability for the bar…It’s from upper management.” Shocked and saddened, Ms. Johnson filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC. On July 17, 2014, The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging pregnancy discrimination. The story was carried by NBC Chicago.