Calif. Pregnancy Bias Case Shows Cos. Must Engage Workers

Law360, San Diego (February 26, 2013, 11:32 PM EST) -- A California appeals court held last week that an airport ground services company couldn’t escape a discrimination suit by a pregnant worker it fired after she used up her state-mandated pregnancy disability leave, a ruling attorneys say highlights the importance of reaching out to workers about potential accommodations, even when their statutory leave has been exhausted.

Ruling on an issue of first impression, the Second District Court of Appeal found that former Swissport Inc. worker Ana Fuentes Sanchez could sue the company under the state’s fair...
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