Bismarck restaurant sued for pregnancy discrimination

A Bismarck business is being sued by the government for firing a pregnant server.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Monday against 40 Steak & Seafood.

The lawsuit claims the restaurant violated federal law by firing a server who told the business, she was pregnant.
The EEOC lawsuit says the woman was fired soon after, and the manager who fired her told co-workers she was no longer working there because she was pregnant.

This happened in the spring and summer of 2015. The civil lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.
The EEOC lawsuit says the firing violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

In court documents the EEOC says they tried to come to a come to an agreement with the restaurant outside of court, but were unable to reach an agreement.

Multiple attempts to reach 40 Steak & Seafood owner Dale Zimmerman have not been answered.

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