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Security company sued for pregnancy discrimination

Posted: September 21, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Updated: September 21, 2012 7:00 a.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California security company is being sued for allegedly refusing a security officer to come back to work after her maternity leave.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday filed a discrimination lawsuit accusing the Quest Intelligence Group of violating federal law for not contacting security guard Tabitha Feeney after she took a leave to have a baby.

The suit says when Feeney contacted the West Sacramento company to schedule her return to work, she was told that there was no work and she would be called if any became available.

The suit says the company never contacted Feeney as an EEOC investigation noted that Quest hired several males within weeks of Feeney's request to return to work.

Quest officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment.



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