Hospital Operator Settles Pregnancy Bias Case

Law360, New York (September 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hospital operator Catholic Healthcare West has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to resolve claims that one of its hospitals discriminated against pregnant workers by limiting the procedures on which they were allowed to work.

Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California signed off on the decree on Friday. CHW’s Northridge Hospital Medical Center has agreed to pay $155,000 in compensatory damages to the plaintiffs and to implement new policies and training...
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