Pregnancy, Parenting Bias Cases Rising, Some Say

Law360, New York (October 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While the law protecting pregnant employees from discrimination has been around for close to 29 years, many believe that lawsuits accusing employers of bias against expectant women and mothers are becoming increasingly common, bringing new attention to a long-standing concern for female employees.

The number of pregnancy and so-called caregiver discrimination complaints lodged with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission since 1992 has gone up 45%. Employees filed a record 4,901 claims in fiscal 2006, slowly inching up from 4,887 in 2004, 4,287 in 2001, 4,219...
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