Two Maryland employers have been found guilty of huma relations law violations regarding pregnant employees and ordered to pay lost wages to two women who complained of sex discrimination.
Administrative Law Judge Irving Tranen decided both cases, which were brought by the Maryland Human Relations Commission.
Albright International Inc. of Jessup was ordered to pay $24,167 in lost wages to Teresa Cosh, who was discharged from her job as an executive assistant in July 1985 after she became pregnant.
The export firm argued Mrs. Cosh was fired out of business necessity, not because she was pregnant.
But Judge Tranen ruled otherwise, noting that other Albright employees had been granted medical leave for various reasons and had been reinstated to their jobs, so that Mrs. Cosh should not have been terminated for her medical leave.