Lawsuit Claims Nasty Gal Fired 4 Employees for Getting Pregnant
A new lawsuit is threatening the accessibly feminist image on which Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso has essentially built her career. Former Nasty Gal employee Aimee Concepcion has filed a suit against the company which alleges that she and three other female employees were illegally terminated after becoming pregnant. According to the complaint, originally reported by Jezebel, Concepcion was recruited to head up Nasty Gal's new home goods category in late 2013. In April of 2014, she informed her supervisors she was pregnant. Shortly thereafter, despite consistently positive performance reviews, she was told that she would be terminated along with a number of other employees, including Etalia Gold, who was eight months pregnant; Anne Coelen, who was a few days from returning from maternity leave; and Gilberto Murillo, who was set to go on paternity leave.