There were more than twenty cases opened against companies by the agency for equal employment. There has been a phenomenon emerging that has forced pregnant women to go on maternity leave, then discharging for no other reason. Most of these twenty plus cases involved employers explicitly stating that pregnancy was indeed the reason, many lower waged business do not have the resources to allow workers to take time off. In their minds it easy to cut a worker than pay them unnecessarily, however they are unaware that this practice as it relates to pregnancy is illegal. Another big problem in employment is the EEOC has found is that discrimination has also come in the form of not allowing simple concessions to pregnant workers, and then firing them based on their inability to follow company guide lines. For instance a woman was fired via text message after telling her boss her doctor was late to her appointment, which would make her late.