Third Circuit Backs Employee's Right To Abortion

Law360 (June 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the provision of Title VII that forbids employers from discriminating against pregnant women extends to women who have had an abortion.

On Friday, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit unanimously opted to reinstate a long-standing suit brought by plaintiff Jane Doe against CARS Protection Plus Inc., reversing a lower court decision that found the woman had failed to connect her firing to an abortion she had days...
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