An officer of the San Diego Police Department has filed suit against the agency, claiming that she was discriminated against due to her pregnancy. In a recent interview, attorney Dan Gilleon discussed the case filed by Officer Mills which claims that she had job responsibilities taken away because the SDPD did not want a “visibly pregnant” woman representing them. Officer Mills is not a patrol officer; instead, she works with children.
According to Dan Gilleon, although her supervisor was upset that she did not report her condition right away, Mills was not required to tell her supervisor about her pregnancy immediately unless her condition could somehow affect her job performance or she had reason to believe that she might be at high risk for health issues. Instead, Gilleon believes that the real motive behind the supervisor’s attitude toward Mills was that she had, in the past, had differences with another supervisor.
The lawsuit claims that Mills was demoted without reason while male officers were promoted.
A discrimination lawsuit filed by an employee often concerns one of several areas:
Filing a discrimination lawsuit against an employer can be a difficult and frightening prospect. Having the right personal injury attorney to support you can make the difference in a successful case and an unsuccessful lawsuit. Attorney Dan Gilleon in San Diego has the experience to help you stand up for your rights and defend yourself against those who want to deny you justice. Call today for a free consultation about your discrimination lawsuit.