Lucia Cortez filed a discrimination claim against Chipotle Mexican Grill. However, a federal judge decided to rule in favor of the restaurant. Lucia said that she suffered a miscarriage while she was at work. She fell into a depression because she had been trying to get pregnant for years.
The Fair Labor Standards Act sets rules regarding overtime and minimum wage payment. However, it does not set rules regarding unpaid commissions. State law dictates whether an attorney can withhold commission payment.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), enacted in 1978, offers protection from discrimination or being fired based on pregnancy, giving birth or having other related health issues in workplaces that employ at least 15 people.