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Woman Files Lawsuit Against Employer After Losing Her Baby

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Here's a very sad employment law story that Texas employment lawyers will be dealing with.

The Southeast Texas Record reports that Natalie Schroeder was seven months pregnant with twins, but that doctors had considered her pregnancy a high risk. Doctors required the woman to see a physician and a specialist frequently with the appointments taking roughly an hour each time.

Her employer had accommodated her appointments for seven months, but she was forced to miss an appointment in her seventh month of pregnancy after her supervisor had urged her to finish up a report. But three days later, Ms. Schroeder went into labor and delivered one healthy baby and one stillborn son. The woman alleges that that her son's fetal distress would have been recognized and possibly prevented if her supervisor had allowed her to go in for her doctor's appointment.

With a Texas employment lawyer, Ms. Schroeder is now alleging pregnancy discrimination through a lawsuit agasint her employer Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc., and Ross Stephenson. She claims that the company and her supervisor violated provisions of the Texas Labor Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act and the Family Medical Leave Act.

Texas employment lawyer Karen K. Fitzgerald will be representing Ms. Schroeder in her case, which was filed in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff is seeking damages for lost compensation and benefits in the form of back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney's fees. A jury trial has been requested.

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