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Wis. company settles discrimination case for $35K

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee-based company accused of firing a woman after she got pregnant has agreed to pay $35,000 to resolve a federal charge of sex discrimination.

The agreement was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Durable Contract Services Inc. provides security-guard services in government buildings. The EEOC had accused the company of firing a woman less than a week after she told her supervisor she was pregnant.

A message left with the company was not immediately returned.

According to the EEOC, the company told state officials it fired the woman because of her attendance record and because it was concerned about her safety while she was pregnant.

The case was settled after voluntary mediation in federal court. The settlement includes lost pay and compensatory damages.

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