Although it is not surprise, illegal employment discrimination can be found across the country and across all industries. Probably even less shocking is that it can be found in that superficial world of Hollywood. According to this case, Brandi Cochran claims she was rejected by the game show’s producers after trying to return to the show in 2010 after having taken maternity leave. The Superior Court jury did determine that her pregnancy was in fact the reason she was not rehired. The jury awarded Cochran $776,944 in her discrimination lawsuit against producers FremantleMedia North America and The Price is Right Productions.
The producers claim that they were satisfied with the five models working on the show at the time Cochran sought to return. A second part of the trial will determine if Cochran should receive punitive damages.
Cases just like this one unfortunately happen to employees all across the country all too often and even to employees right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you know has been terminated or laid off and you feel that it is because of age, gender, racial, disability, pregnancy or any other type of discrimination, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee pregnancy discrimination attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours for what you have been through.
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