A Mason City woman is suing a Clear Lake company, claiming she was fired because she was pregnant. Heather Villegas had been working for S & K Enterprises in Clear Lake when she became pregnant in March of last year.

Company officials allegedly told her in October that she was being laid off over concerns that she could slip and fall in the winter and it was too much of a risk for the company to continue her employment. Villegas is asking for damages for emotional distress, mental anguish, compensation, as well as attorney fees and court costs. She has requested a jury trial.

(Reporting by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City)