Cynthia Papageorge claims she was fired because of her pregnancy. Her former employer? A maternity clothing retailer. Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in Papageorge's discrimination suit against Mothers Work Inc., a Philadelphia-based company with more than 1,100 stores under the names Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, Mimi Maternity and Destination Maternity.
Papageorge was approaching her due date in October 1999 when one of the company's vice presidents, Frank Mullay, made a surprise inspection of four stores in Papageorge's sales district. She claims Mullay questioned whether she was capable of doing her job in her "condition" and in her "state."See the story in the Boston Globe.We will let you know how it turns out.