7th Circ. Says In Vitro Is Gender-Specific

Law360, New York (July 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a woman laid off from water-treatment company Nalco Co. after taking a leave of absence for fertility treatments is entitled to a trial under the Civil Rights Act of 1964's amendment on pregnancy.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned a lower court's September 2006 summary judgment, which ruled in favor of Nalco on the ground that infertility affects both women and men.

But the Seventh Circuit ruled that the plaintiff's in vitro fertilization...
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