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This Exton Mom Says Urban Outfitters Fired Her for Trying to Get Pregnant Again

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Anna DeMarco, 39, has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the South Philadelphia–based retail conglomerate, which also owns the Anthropologie and Free People brands. Anna DeMarco has filed a federal pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Urban Outfitters. (Photo provided) While many workplaces seem to have gotten the message about certain types of discrimination, pregnancy discrimination remains a “rampant” problem at many companies, according to a 2018 New York Times investigation . And, at least according a new pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by one Exton mom, Urban Outfitters (formally known as URBN these days) doesn’t sound like a great place to work if having a baby is in your future.

Anna DeMarco , 39, has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in federal court against the South Philadelphia–based retail conglomerate, claiming that Urban Outfitters fired her after she announced that she was trying to get pregnant with her second child.

“URBN does not tolerate discrimination of any sort, and we actively support and accommodate our pregnant employees,” a spokesperson told Philly Mag in response to the suit.

According to the lawsuit, DeMarco joined Urban Outfitters in 2009 and worked in the accounts payable department. For years, it was a position that allowed her to work from home, according to the suit, and she says that she consistently received good reviews in the “meets expectations” or “exceeds expectations” realm.

But then DeMarco got pregnant, which she revealed to Urban Outfitters management in February 2016.

She alleges that her senior manager, a woman, made derogatory comments to […]

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