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Taco Bell employee denounces discrimination for being pregnant

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  • Taco Bell Accused of Discriminating Against Pregnant Employee
  • Work Hours Unjustly Reduced
  • Workers Strike in Protest

A Taco Bell employee has accused the company of pregnancy discrimination.

The branch at 3629 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles drastically reduced her working hours.

This occurred after she informed the company of her pregnancy in February of this year.

In solidarity, the workers began a strike.

Taco Bell Contacts Franchise Owner

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Taco Bell reached out to the owner of the California franchise.

In a statement, they affirmed that «the safety and well-being of the team is a priority.»

María, the affected employee, spoke with Telemundo about her situation.

«Since I reported my pregnancy, they reduced me from five days of 7.5 hours to two days of 5 hours,» she declared.

She took legal action in the California civil department for discrimination.

María insists she can work without issues during her pregnancy.

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«Being pregnant is not an impediment to working in fast food,» she stated.

Employees at the Taco Bell restaurant protested against the discrimination suffered by their colleague.

Workers from other chains joined the strike.

The employees stopped their tasks last Wednesday.

They have not specified when they will resume service.

They will continue supporting the Taco Bell employee who denounces labor discrimination. Here is the video of what the employee told Telemundo.


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