Beehive of Vernal Inc., a small, family-owned business that operates two nursing homes in northeastern Utah, has agreed to pay $22,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Beehive's owner offered a pregnant assistant manager's job to a replacement, repeatedly asked her when she planned to stop working and subjected her to scrutiny, ultimately compelling her to quit.
The EEOC also alleged Beehive's owner repeatedly asked another assistant manager when she planned to stop working, demoted her and ultimately stopped scheduling her for work, effectively terminating her. She's been reinstated.