McNicholas & McNicholas Obtains Favorable Settlement in Employment Discrimination Case
Partner Patrick McNicholas and Philip Shakhnis settled an employment discrimination case on behalf of his client, who was unjustly terminated when her employer found out she was pregnant. Shortly after hiring the plaintiff for a front desk agent position, her employer rescinded the job offer upon learning she was in the middle of her pregnancy. She advised them of her condition prior to being hired.
The employer argued they emailed the plaintiff a letter regarding a mandatory drug test, and she was terminated because she failed to take the test in a timely manner. During discovery, Mr. Shakhnis unveiled in 2013 and 2014; the employer retained 76 new hires who failed to take the drug test within the time requested.
The judge stated that there was no direct evidence that the employer emailed the plaintiff a letter stating that she needed to take the drug test. Mr. Shakhnis’ evidence showed the job offer was rescinded based on her pregnancy.