New Dad's Bias Claim Puts Employers On Notice

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A CNN reporter's U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim that Time Warner Inc.'s paid time off policy for new parents gives short shrift to biological fathers adds to an increasing number of gender bias claims brought by men and shows the importance of ensuring that paternity leave rules comport with Title VII, lawyers say.

CNN reporter and new father Josh Levs said Wednesday that he had lodged an EEOC charge that took aim at an “offensive and discriminatory” Time Warner policy, which he said allowed all new parents — except biological fathers — the option to take 10 paid weeks off....

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