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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 16 Jun 2009

High court overturns pregnancy bias ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that an employer did not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by granting limited service credit for purposes of calculating retirement benefits for pregnancy leaves taken before Title VII was amended in 1978 by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 21 May 2009

Supreme Court rules Pregnancy Discrimination Act not retroactively applicable to pension benefit calculations made prior to enactment

In AT&T v. Hulteen, the US Supreme Court held that because Congress did not intend the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) to apply retroactively, the pension benefit calculation used by AT&T prior to the enactment of the PDA was lawful and must be considered a bona fide seniority system immune to Title VII challenges.

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