Portland, Maine, sued over firing of pregnant worker

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest city is facing a lawsuit brought by a former worker who says she was fired days after she told her boss she was pregnant.

Emily Norris of Westbrook began working for the city in August of 2015. She told her supervisor on Oct. 1 that she needed to stop spending part of her daily shift at a homeless shelter because she was pregnant. On Oct. 6, she was fired.

Her lawsuits says her supervisor told her she had taken too much time off in the first two months of work, including three and a half sick days and one when her dog died.

A city spokeswoman says she can’t comment on personnel matters.

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