Warsaw Employer Charged With Pregnancy Discrimination

A Warsaw employer has been charged with pregnancy discrimination. The Indiana Civil Rights Commission says the victim was hired, last year, at R.R. Donnelley and Sons as a material handler. Among her duties was to stack printed pages onto pallets and lift loads up to 50 pounds. This past spring, she told her supervisor she was pregnant and having trouble lifting the pallets ad books. She also gave the company a doctor's note starting she should lift anything heavier than 20 pounds. Later that month, her supervisor placed her on a less-strenuous assignment, but was fired soon after, when they told her they could not accommodate her restrictions.