New Jersey woman alleges Mars fired her for being gay, pregnant

The Express-Times
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February 21, 2013

A Hackettstown candy company fired a woman for being a lesbian and taking time off from work for her pregnancy, alleges a lawsuit filed in New Jersey Superior Court in Belvidere.

Theresa Kwiecinski, of Hampton, alleges that she was fired in September 2011 from Mars Chocolate North America after her co-workers learned of her sexuality, according to the civil complaint. She'd worked at the company for about 10 years when she noticed a difference in treatment, heralded by a complicated pregnancy, according to the complaint.