2nd Circ. Says Title VII Claim Can Be Based On Firing Notice

Law360, New York (August 10, 2017, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday revived a woman's suit claiming she was given a pink slip by the Jewish congregation where she worked after it discovered she was pregnant at her wedding, finding a Title VII cause of action can be based on a termination notice even if it was rescinded before taking effect.

A three-judge panel vacated a lower court's ruling that tossed Alana Shultz's claims for discriminatory termination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and interference with her exercise of her Family and Medical Leave Act rights. The suit is against Congregation Shearith...

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