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Iowa Pays $180K in Working Mom Discrimination Case

An Iowa official was paid $180,000 by the state to settle her lawsuit in which she alleged she was fired from her state job because she is a mother. The employee, Jennifer Wright, claimed that her female supervisor “’repeated stereotypical comments to Wright about work commitment of women with children’ and inquired frequently about her child care arrangements,” reported the Des Moines Register [1]. Wright’s lawyers said the supervisor “believed that Wright, as a mother with a young child, was unable or unwilling to work long hours, that she was less dependable than other employees, that she was not committed to her job and that family responsibilities were impacting Wright’s work performance.” (July 2011)

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