Restaurant: Server not fired because she was pregnant
BISMARCK (AP) — An upscale restaurant in Bismarck that’s being sued on behalf of a server who claims she was fired because she became pregnant is denying the woman’s allegation.
Michael Hoffman, an attorney for East 40 Inc., which operates 40 Steak & Seafood, says Erica Davidson was fired in 2015 because she refused to commit to working at least three days a week, not because she was pregnant.
The Bismarck Tribune says the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued East 40 in December for discrimination. Davidson is seeking to intervene as a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
The EEOC is seeking an unspecified amount of money to compensate Davidson for lost past and future earnings and for emotional distress, along with punitive damages.
Woman, 2 children struck by van in Fargo
FARGO (AP) — The driver of a van has struck and injured a woman and two children in Fargo.
The woman was on a bike and was pulling a wagon carrying the children when they were struck Monday about 7:30 a.m. near Sanford Medical Center.
The van driver tells KFGO he was turning the corner when some items in the vehicle tipped, distracting him. He says he did not see the three crossing the street. They were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.
1 dead in Stutsman County rollover crash
JAMESTOWN (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a man has died in a rollover crash in Stutsman County.
The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday about three miles southeast of Jamestown. The 31-year-old driver, from Edgely, died at the scene over rolling his pickup truck.
KQDJ reports the victim has been identified as Caleb Collins.