Usa: Workplace pregnancy discrimination cases on the rise | Herstory |

Hundreds of women, many in low-paying jobs, see their paychecks disappear right after they tell their bosses of their pregnancies. Their stories recently were highlighted at an EEOC hearing on pregnancy discrimination. Nationwide in fiscal 2011, women filed 5,797 complaints with the EEOC alleging pregnancy discrimination at work or in hiring, a 23 percent increase from fiscal 2005.