Can you guess what happened? An EEOC lawsuit followed by a settlement, that’s what. A Chick-fil-A franchise owner interviewed a pregnant applicant. He asked her all kinds of questions about her pregnancy, didn’t hire her, but told her to come back and talk to him after she had the baby. RUH ROH. This is a classic example of what not to do when dealing with a pregnant applicant.
1. Applicants are covered by the anti-discrimination laws, just like employees.
2. Pregnant employees/applicants cannot be treated any differently than others, even if they come to you nine months pregnant!