Title VII Protects Nursing Moms, Doctors Tell 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 7:26 PM EDT) -- A pair of professional associations for Texas doctors on Tuesday urged the Fifth Circuit to reject a judge's reasoning that pregnancy-related medical conditions end with childbirth and overturn a ruling that Title VII does not protect women from being fired for lactation and breast pumping.

The Texas Medical Association and the Texas Pediatric Society lodged an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's appeal of U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes' decision to grant summary judgment to debt collection agency Houston Funding II...
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