“... looking for her replacement while she took maternity leave”.
The article makes it sound like she was attempting to get pregnant via IVF (that she wasn’t pregnant yet). If she had gotten pregnant, why tell them “how”? She could have simply told them that she was expecting in December and be done with it. Neither here nor there but IVF has no guarantee. It isn’t a done deal simply because you had IVF...
Maybe she was thinking positively and perhaps was looking into her benefits that are available for pregnant women?
If she wasn’t married, then I imagine someone would ask something about the father, or even if she was married, someone probably would ask how happy her husband must be or something similar.
Most likely she wasn’t expecting them to have that attitude toward IVF. She probably told them not even expecting a reaction, they told her it’s a sin. She, in her 21st century “I want what I want when I want it” mentality told them she was going to do it anyway. They fired her.
She can’t believe it, and is now filling a lawsuit.