Four months after Abigail Shomo started waiting tables at a Mexican restaurant in Fairlawn, Va., she got pregnant. The father, she claims, was her 17-year-old boss. His dad was the president of the restaurant company, and wasn't particularly pleased, according to Shomo, who was 20 at the time. He allegedly told her that customers didn't want a waitress with "a belly." She had to get an abortion, or get out.
Shomo is Catholic, and so says she chose to leave her job at Mi Puerto, and have the child. Now she's suing for pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as violation of minimum wage laws.