Cailfornia-based supermarket chain Raley's is being sued by two women who claim they were discriminated against by the company for being pregnant. The lawsuit was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court on April 9.
According to the civil complaint, one woman informed her managers that she was pregnant when she was five months along. She presented them with a note from her doctor that stated she should not be required to lift more than 10 pounds. The woman, who worked in the store's bakery decorating and boxing cakes, claims an accommodation of her condition could have easily been made, as the only things she was unable to do was to lift frozen dough boxes and boxes of chicken. Instead of accommodating her, she alleges the manager instead forced her to take unpaid leave due to her pregnancy.