Server Says She Was Fired For Having A Baby
Fired for having a baby– that’s what a manager/server at a popular Chicago eatery claims.
Marzena Castillo says she lost her job at “Northside Bar & Grill” because she had a baby. She said things went downhill quickly after she announced to her bosses that she was pregnant. She says in one conversation she felt that her bosses were disappointed that she became pregnant.
Things allegedly got worse once she had her daughter. Castillo says there were nasty comments about breastfeeding and then months later she was let go without any reason. Castillo has now filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination.
Her attorney told WBBM Chicago that employers can fire someone with cause but they can’t do so for discrimination.
“That’s clearly what happened here,” he told the television station.
Obviously, the restaurant denies the claim.
“We would never fire anyone because they were pregnant and we didn’t. We support women who have families and continue to do so,” a co-owner said in a written statement.
Northside Bar & Grill has not however offered an explanation on why Castillo was let go.