High Court To Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Act Case

Law360, New York (June 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that examines how retirement benefits should have been calculated for women working at AT&T Corp. who took maternity leave prior to the enactment of a 1978 federal law prohibiting discrimination against those who take such leave.

The case centers on the question of whether AT&T workers should have been given service credits toward retirement for maternity leave taken before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act went into effect.

An amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act,...
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