Judge Won't Sanction MoFo Atty Fired At 8 Months Pregnant

By Dorothy Atkins (April 18, 2019, 10:21 PM EDT) -- A California judge won't sanction a former Morrison & Foerster LLP associate suing the firm for pregnancy discrimination despite accepting a severance package purportedly barring legal action, saying her claims aren't frivolous and it's "common sense" she didn't have job alternatives when she was fired at eight months pregnant.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley noted during a hearing Thursday that Morrison & Foerster advertises its maternity leave policy to new recruits but doesn't tell them they'll have to sign an at-will contract and then wait until they are eight months pregnant to see if they get maternity leave. The judge...

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