MARYSVILLE, WA (WCMH) — A woman claims she was fired from her job at a Washington Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant because she’s pregnant.
Kameisha Denton told the Associated Press she had texted the store manager to find out her schedule. He sent her a text back reading:
“Hello I am sorry to inform you but it’s not going to workout with Jersey Mikes. It’s not a good time for us to have someone who is leaving for maternity leave in several months anyways. You also failed to tell me this during our interview. Good luck to.”
The stores owner, Tim Trieb, told KOMO News the manager resigned because of the incident. The store owner even offered the job back to Denton, but she declined.
“But I told him I wasn’t interested,” Denton said. “Just because, I feel like that’s just a way for me to hush with the situation, and it’s wrong.”
Washington law states: “It is an unfair practice for an employer, because of pregnancy or childbirth, to refuse to hire or promote, terminate, or demote, a woman.”