Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Force Is Not With You Mr. Lucas

The San Fransisco Chronicle reports that a California jury awarded $113,800 in damages against Lucasfilm Ltd earlier this week for withdrawing a job offer from a San Francisco woman after she disclosed that she was pregnant. Lucasfilm Ltd. is film director George Lucas' film production company. Mr. Lucas directed the Star Wars movies. The woman had applied to become an assistant manager at Lucasfilms' personal headquarters in April 2008. She signed a contract for a 30-day position two months later, but said she was told it was a probationary period for a permanent $75,000-a-year job. Two days later, and only days before she was to start work, the woman told her prospective supervisor that she was pregnant. Her job offer was subsequently withdrawn.