Helpful hint #1: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not restrict her water and bathroom breaks.

Helpful hint #2: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not require her to inform every other employee when she is going to the bathroom.

Helpful hint #3: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not ignore her repeated requests to leave early for a pre-natal doctor’s appointment – and do not fire her when she leaves anyway.

Bonus hint: Do not do these things especially when you do not do them to non-pregnant employees.

These helpful hints were brought to you by the good folks on a District of Columbia jury which just awarded a whopping $550,000 to a former Chipotle employee who sued for pregnancy discrimination when the employer did not follow these helpful hints.