Ex-Target Worker’s Pregnancy Bias Claims Fail In 11th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 31, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday that a Target Corp. employee who was fired after a 14-week absence could not proceed with a pregnancy discrimination suit because she did not show Target treated nonpregnant workers any differently, upholding a lower court's dismissal.

Anamaria Penaloza, a former Target worker in Florida, alleged that during her pregnancy and eventual childbirth, the retailer cut her hours, disciplined her for alleged absences and late arrivals and fired her for failing to come to work after a 14-week absence. But an Eleventh...
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