Bloomberg Beats EEOC Maternity Bias Claims

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Tuesday that Bloomberg LP did not systematically discriminate against pregnant women and those who took maternity leave, tossing much of a government suit against the business media giant.

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had too weak a case to prove that Bloomberg, which employs over 10,000 people, treated the 600 who became pregnant and took maternity leave worse than other employees with similar schedules.

“J'accuse! Is not enough in court,” she said. “Evidence...
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