A particularly significant subset of discrimination is pregnancy discrimination.  We have found that pregnancy discrimination is rampant in many different fields.  Employers who pride themselves on egalitarian practices often fall short when it comes to this particular form of discrimination.  A software company, for example, that has specific milestones to meet may unhesitatingly fire an employee who announces that she is pregnant and will be taking a temporary leave of absence as guaranteed by statute.  All too often, milestones in development schedules take precedence over rights guaranteed by statute.  In this particular instance, the event causing the discrimination is apparent: it is the pregnancy.  It is therefore relatively easy to demonstrate when an attempt to evaluate out a pregnant employee begins.  Our experience with these cases allowed us to compile a database of cases involving pregnancy discrimination which is a very useful tool in litigating this particular type of a case.