Pregnant Washington State Hospital Manager to Get Job Bias Trial – Bloomberg Law

Pregnant Washington State Hospital Manager to Get Job Bias Trial – Bloomberg Law

Dec. 14, 2021, 9:51 PM

  • Two managers who became pregnant both lost roles
  • PIP timing, conflicting views on performance also cited

A northeast Washington state hospital must face trial on a former manager’s claims that she was fired because she was pregnant and planned to take maternity leave, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Jefferson County Public Hospital District No. 2 says it terminated Jillian Crabtree as its manager of patient access services only after it became clear she couldn’t successfully complete the performance improvement plan she had been placed on.

But a jury could find that explanation pretextual and that Crabtree’s recently announced pregnancy and plans to take leave and return to her manager position afterwards was the real reason …

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