Pregnancy Leave Law Doesn't Trump Bias Claim: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 3:39 PM EST) -- A California appeals court ruled Thursday that a pregnant worker who was fired after using up her time off under a state pregnancy disability law could still sue her former employer over alleged discrimination under the state's fair employment statute.

Deciding an issue of first impression, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that former Swissport Inc. employee Ana G. Fuentes Sanchez could bring a claim of employment discrimination against the company, despite having taken the four-month leave of absence allowed under...
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