Pregnancy Bias Suit

October 5, 2008 at 7:10 am (Daily Life) (, , )

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/TheLaw/Story?id=5940693&page=1

New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg will have to answer allegations of pregnancy bias at the company he owns while he seeks a third term. 72 current and former female employees who became pregnant while working at Bloomberg LP, the financial news service, claim the company discriminated against them by decreasing their pay, demoting them, and excluding them from other employment opportunities after they became pregnant.

Totally inexcusable if it’s true, and I hope these women are compensated very, very generously.

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1 Comment

  1. Gala said,

    Something very odd is going on in the situation. In this day and age all businesses know this type of discrimination isn’t allowed. Did the women ask/demand things to change because of their pregnancies? Did they call out of work too often? There has to have been a company manual of some sort that spelled out the requirements for retaining ones position, and most large companies will definantly address the pregnancy issues.
    Women cannot (I feel unfortunantly) ask for any special treatment, or risk setting back hard earned womens rights. The Good Ole Boy network is just itching for this to happen.

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