Pregnancy Discrimination

On June 25, 2015, the EEOC issued a revised Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. This document supersedes the Enforcement Guidance dated July 14, 2014. The EEOC left much of the  prior guidance intact, but modified portions of it (relating to disparate treatment and light duty) in response to the Supreme Court’s decision…

Read More EEOC Issues Revised Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance in Light of Young v. UPS
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Here is the complaint, captioned Andre v. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center et al, 15-cv-04557 (SDNY June 11, 2015), in which the female plaintiff alleges, among other things, that her female supervisor sexually harassed her and fired her in retaliation for engaging in protected activity.  

Read More Same-Sex Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy Discrimination, and Retaliation Lawsuit Against Memorial Sloan Kettering
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In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 135 S.Ct. 1338 (March 25, 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted and applied a portion of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act relating to accommodations that covered employers must make to pregnant workers. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k), amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Read More U.S. Supreme Court Interprets Title VII’s Pregnancy Discrimination Act; Vacates Judgment Against Pregnant Employee
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In a complaint filed in New York State Supreme Court, captioned Cynthia Terrana v. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. et al. (NY Sup. Ct. 3/6/15, No. 152281-2015), plaintiff alleges that she was subjected to discrimination (termination) based on her pregnancy, in violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. In particular, plaintiff alleges (among…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against Cantor Fitzgerald
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In a lawsuit captioned Laknidhi v. AbilTo, Inc. and Michael Laskoff, NY Sup. Ct. Index No. 151506/2015 (filed 2/13/15), plaintiff alleges that defendants AbilTo and Laskoff (AbilTo’s CEO) subjected her to “harassment and discrimination … because of her pregnancy (and associated need for pregnancy leave and post-pregnancy accommodations) … which culminated in” her unlawful termination.…

Read More Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against AbilTo Inc. and Michael Laskoff
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Here is the complaint, filed in the Southern District of New York on Jan. 30, 2015 and assigned index number 15-cv-00688, alleging various claims – namely, pregnancy discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, national origin discrimination, race discrimination, and retaliation – against Mergermarket.    

Read More Lawsuit: Sexual Harassment (etc.) at “Boys Club” Mergermarket
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In Albin v. LVMH Moet Louis Vuitton, the Southern District of New York held that plaintiff plausibly alleged claims of pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (of which the Pregnancy Discrimination Act is a part), the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights…

Read More Plaintiff Plausibly Alleges Pregnancy Discrimination Against Louis Vuitton
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In Peralta v. Roros 940, Inc., 72 F. Supp. 3d 385 (E.D.N.Y. 2014), the Eastern District of New York denied defendants’ summary judgment motion as to plaintiff’s discriminatory termination (based on pregnancy) claim, but granted it as to her pregnancy-based hostile work environment claim. The defendant, a FedEx subcontractor, alleged that plaintiff, a delivery driver, was…

Read More Unequal Treatment of Non-Pregnant Co-Workers Supports Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Against FedEx Subcontractor
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