A California woman is suing her former employer for allegedly firing her for becoming pregnant. Ironically, the employer provides preconception and prenatal testing services for women who hope to become pregnant.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff worked as a senior manager of content marketing at Natera, which is based in San Carlos. However, she said things changed as soon as she told her employer she was pregnant. First, the company told her she would no longer be part of the managing staff. A male executive then asked her to conduct undercover research by submitting to a blood test at a competing company. After she went on maternity leave, she said she was demoted. When she complained about the demotion to human resources, she claims she was fired.