Maternity Benefits Suit Stayed As AT&T Eyes High Ct.

Law360, New York (October 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A dispute between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Lucent Technologies Inc. over how to calculate retirement benefits for women on maternity leave has been stayed in light of a similar suit possibly making its way onto the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney issued an order putting the alleged pregnancy discrimination case on hold while AT&T Corp. decides whether to seek certiorari from the Supreme Court in a similar suit.

Though agreeing to shelve the case, first filed...
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