Supreme Court Furthers Harm of Pregnancy Discrimination

Posted on May 19, 2009

The decades-long harm inflicted by pregnancy discrimination were perpetuated Monday by the Supreme Court's ruling that pregnancy leave taken before enactment of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1979 need not be counted as service credit for purposes of calculating pension benefits, even though all other types of leave were. A report can be read here.  The Court ruled 7-2 in the case of AT & T v. Hulteen.  You can learn more about the Supreme Court's decision and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act here.

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