Teachers lose their jobs for getting pregnantBy Mason White 5:09 AM December 18, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A group of teachers filed a lawsuit against their school district after they were fired for becoming pregnant, according to court documents in Illinois.
Now, the Chicago Public Schools agreed to pay $280,000 to settle the lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit filed in federal court, eight teachers were dismissed from the Scammon Elementary School, because they became pregnant.
Chicago Public Schools admitted no wrongdoing as part of the settlement agreement, but will have to revise discrimination policies.
The lawsuit was filed by the Department of Education on behalf of the teachers. Lawyers for the school system denied any pattern of discrimination.
Chicago Public Schools said that they are fully committed to promote an environment that is free from discrimination or mistreatment.
This measure includes Chicago Public Schools holding training sessions for managers throughout the district, including principals, assistant principals, network managers and employees involved in employee discipline.