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Labor: Family and Medical Leave Act
Jon E DeGuilio
AT&T agreed to end a former salesperson's suit claiming she was disciplined and fired because of company policies that penalize absences related to pregnancy, according to filings in Indiana federal court.
An Indiana federal judge refused to give a quick win to a former AT&T salesperson who said she lost her job because of company policies that penalize absences related to pregnancy, saying that AT&T never granted her an accommodation because she didn't ask for one.
A federal judge in Indiana admonished the legal teams behind AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary and a fired employee on Thursday for taking a "vituperative tone" in their briefs in a pregnancy discrimination suit and stymieing case progress with "unprofessional conduct."
Two former employees of AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary have accused it of discriminating against pregnant retail store employees by having a companywide policy that penalizes them for absences or lateness related to pregnancy or childbirth, according to court papers filed Monday.