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Woman: I was kicked out of bar for being pregnant

by Lisa Black – Jan. 11, 2011 06:38 PM Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO – Michelle Lee was catching up with friends at a nightspot near her parents’ home when a bouncer pulled her aside.

“Can I ask you a personal question?” Lee recalled him asking. “Are you pregnant?”

She responded yes because, at eight months along, it would have been difficult to argue otherwise, she said later.

That Lee, 29, was drinking water, she said, didn’t matter to the bouncer who was staffing the Coach House bar near Roselle shortly after midnight Thursday.

Lee said he asked her to leave, telling her the bar would be liable if anything happened to her. She complied, but grew angrier over the weekend, questioning whether she had been discriminated against as a pregnant woman.

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2 comments

  1. CHICAGO – Michelle Lee was catching up with friends at a nightspot. The pregnant woman was kicked out of a bar. The Chicago Police Department management aimed at putting more cops on the beat. Water Commission. Recently, some questions have been raised regarding the quality of Chicago water.

  2. I think that Michelle Lee was not unjustly discriminated. The bouncer was merely doing his job to ensure that nobody in the bar would be injured in one way or another. And considering that she is pregnant, Michelle should not be in the bar in the first place.