What's Causing The Rise In Pregnancy Bias Claims

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT) -- For close observers of employment litigation, the recent increase in litigation being filed alleging gender discrimination and pregnancy discrimination in particular is evident. According to EEOC statistics, the number of pregnancy discrimination claims has outpaced the rise in other areas of discrimination.

While the increase in general discrimination claims is approximately 25 percent, the increase in pregnancy discrimination claims is over 30 percent. Moreover, the number of actual lawsuits being filed by the EEOC alleging pregnancy discrimination claims has risen as well.

The companies faced with...
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